Sunflower - the whole flower?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by oceanwidedesigns, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. oceanwidedesigns

    oceanwidedesigns Out Of The Brooder

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    We grow sunflowers every summer in our garden, but we usually just leave them out for the wild birds to enjoy once it's ready. Would it be safe to hang the flower in the run for the girls? Or are there parts of the plant that are poisonous?
     
  2. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    I have read where they say to put the whole head out for your chickens. Must be safe to eat all parts.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure its safe. I don't believe there is anything toxic in sunflowers. The deer won't let me grow them any more, they eat all parts including flowers of those that escape that long.
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is much more fun to watch them peck the seeds out of the whole flower than to take them out yourself.
    I love throwing in whole sunflowers. The best is melons - they go nuts and just leave a paper thin rind.
     

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