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what flowers are good amd what aren't for chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bugs16, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Bugs16

    Bugs16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken who is an escape artist. And i want to plant some flowers in my old garden which is by the chicken coop. But i have one problem, i don't know what flowers are safe or the chickens in case they get out and start eating them. I want to plant some pretty ones but are safe for the chickens. Any suggestions?
     
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lavender
    Sage
    nasturtium
    Roses
    Sunflowers
    Marigolds
    Violets
    Echinacea
    squash blossoms
    Bee balm
    These are some flowers that are safe and edible for chickens.
     
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  3. once227

    once227 New Egg

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    Will they leave these alone or devour them if given the chance?
     
  4. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    The flowers I listed are edible so they would probably eat them.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Could you fence in your flowers, so she can't get to them?
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. Bugs16

    Bugs16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the wonderful advice.i will definitely use some.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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