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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ps381, May 17, 2017.

  1. ps381

    ps381 Just Hatched

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    Love to read everyone's information & advice because I don't have any yet!
    What herbs and flowers can I plant that would be beneficial to my chickens?
    Do they like marigolds?
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome! Definitely check out the list provided above. We're glad to have you here!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    You certainly have come to the right place for all the fun and learning! Make yourself at home and ask any questions you may have.

    Pull up a roost bar and welcome to our roost! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not sure about the marigolds but, the commercial for one brand of chicken(in stores) said the chickens get fed marigold petals, in addition to other things.
     
  6. ps381

    ps381 Just Hatched

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    I thought so but someone else thought that commercial was in reference to sunflowers! I would like to plant some herbs too but don't want to poison them with anything or too much of a good thing.
     
  7. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!! :welcome
    Some herbs I know of that are good for a healthy flock are:
    Oregano: Boosts immune systems.
    Sage: Lowers intestinal parasites.
    Calendula: Soothing.
    Lavender: Relaxing, Antibacterial, Insect repellent.
    Rose: Anti inflammatory, relaxing.
    Mint: Rodent repellent, digestive and respiratory health aid.
    Nasturtium:Natural De-wormer and laying stimulant.
    Parsley: Laying stimulant, High in vitamins.
    As for marigolds,
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/marigolds-for-chickens.748896/
    Visit this BYC page.
    Hope this helps!
    Marie
     

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