3rd December 2019


What kind of plants do chickens like to eat?

A partial list includes bok choy, spinach, endive, beet greens, cabbage, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, Swiss chard, corn on the cob and cooked potatoes. To provide a little excitement for cooped-up chickens, hang a fresh cabbage in a mesh bag; they will eat it up.

What plants are poisonous to chickens?

The following are some of the more common ornamental plants potentially toxic, yet unlikely that chickens would freely eat these.
  • Azalea: Rhododendron spp.
  • Boxwood: Buxus spp.
  • Buttercup family: Ranunculaceae.
  • Cherry laurel: Prunus laurocerasus.
  • Daffodil: Narcissus spp.
  • Daphne: Daphne spp.
  • Foxglove: Digitalis spp.

Do chickens like to eat marigolds?

Your chickens will enjoy munching on them too. 4. Marigolds not only ward off insects in your garden, but they are also an antioxidant and promote the growth of new skin tissue. As an added bonus, chickens who eat marigolds lay eggs with bright yellow yolks.
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