What about feeding Marigolds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dragonfly Ranch, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
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    As I was dead heading my Marigolds I thought that may be the girls would like them. I have seen the flower petals used as an edible garnish for humans - so wondering if it would be OK for the girls. What do you think?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Perfectly fine for chickens. Try to stop them! [​IMG]
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

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    Wait 'till you see how dark your yolks get!
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I use marigolds in my veggie garden to keep undesirable insects away.
     
  5. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

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    actually the purina feed company beat you to it
    several yrs ago when they redid their laying feed they started to add marigolds to the feed to help the chickens have darker orange yolks so go for it as they will eat them
    any questions email me
     
  6. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Thanks Glenda and everyone else - will start handing out as treats tomorrow.
     

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