Also considered edible are: Forget-me-not, Apple blossom, Calendula, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Citrus blossoms, Eldberberry blossoms, Hibiscus, Lavender, Peony, Phlox and Snap dragon. There may be a great many more types that chickens could eat if they wanted to.

What seeds are toxic to chickens?

Apple seeds contain cyanide. Also avoid pits/seeds from apricots, cherries, peaches, pears and plums which also contain trace amounts of cyanide. But the fruits themselves are all fine cored or pitted.

Are lilies poisonous to chickens?

An incomplete list of plants that are poisonous to chickens includes daffodils, foxglove, morning glory, yew, jimson weed, tulips, lily of the valley, azaleas, rhododendron, mountain laurel, monkshood, amaryllis, castor bean, trumpet vine, nightshade, nicotiana, and tansy.

What happens if chickens eat poison?

It will take generally 3 to 7 days for clinical signs to appear in chickens, post ingestion of the poison. Initial signs are related to internal bleeding so they are often vague, and may include weakness, lethargy, and decrease or loss in appetite. The chicken may also be found dead, without clinical signs developing.

What is the best poison for chickens?

Foods that are poisonous to Chickens

  • Avocado skins and pits are poisonous to chickens. This can cause breathing and/or heart problems, possibly resulting in death.
  • Raw or dried beans. …
  • Raw green potato skins.
  • Avoid feeding your chickens rhubarb or tomato plants.
  • Chocolate. …
  • Apple seeds. …
  • Apricot pits and leaves.

Are there any plants chickens won’t eat?

As with deer, however, there are plenty of herbs that can be incorporated into the landscape that chickens will avoid. These include: borage, calendula (pot marigold), catnip, chives, feverfew, lavender, marjoram, Mexican sage, peppermint and spearmint, rosemary, sage, salvias, St. John’s wort, tansy and yarrow.

What flowers can chicken eat?

The Top Ten Flowers your Chickens Will Love

  • Nasturtium.
  • Marigolds.
  • Bee Balm.
  • Dandelions.
  • Roses.
  • Sunflower seeds.
  • Clover Blossoms.
  • Echinacea (or coneflower)

Are daisies poisonous to chickens?

Because of their thorns, they are not messed with by the chickens. We have about 8 rose bushes in the backyard! Spreading plants like mint and daisies also do pretty well around chickens.

Can chickens eat mums?

Chrysanthemums and nasturtiums, which they’ll eat both head and leaves of, are also popular. Their tastes change during the course of the year and they’ll always go for the younger plants if they can – but petals are a target at any stage.

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