marigolds and chickens?

hypnofrogstevie

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I want to plant alot of marigold seeds in front of the perennial garden. will chickens kill them or leave them alone? are they poisonous? I have the list of toxic plants but I am stupid with scientific names lol
 

hypnofrogstevie

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Ok thanks. I have to check out the bag of start & grow
. If o then I will plant some in there run when its built
 

d.k

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* Well-- Mr. Purdue's commercials claim that marigolds are what give his factory hens their lovely golden color, if that helps any-- 'course that's to have them catch the consumer's eye- & not necessarily for any long-term health benefits. I imagine the blossoms have a lot of caretinoids. . . .
 

Ace_king_brahma

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Yeah I thought I read that too that they put marigolds in the feed to help yolk color to be produced as yellow. I have heard of people eating marigolds as well. I have one of those 1/4 pound boxes of marigold seeds that I plan to spread in the yard because I love marigolds. I have a box of wildflower seeds as well.
 

hypnofrogstevie

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LOL! well its a box of 1,000 or more seeds of different colors. Hopefully it will last a day. If not I can spread them around the yard for them to peck at.
 
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