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ps381

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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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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! :)
 

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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.
 

ps381

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May 16, 2017
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Crown Point, IN 46307
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.
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.
 

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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?
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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