All of my flower beds have little fences around them so it isn't like my ducks are going to be able to eat all of the plants but anything that grows over the fences is fair game. on Apr 22, 2017. Add about a tablespoon of calendula powder to a half cup of water. Use calendula powder to soothe skin irritations. Some goats prefer to have slightly warm water. Check to see if you have any slime trails. My marigolds are getting gone. Cows eat the inferior hay that goats won’t eat. Mulberry - Mulberry leaves and fruit are a good treatment for worms. Here is a general list of safe and not safe plants for goats. Salad–I add several sprigs of the leaves and the flower petals from a couple of blooms to liven up mixed green salads. Sunshine in a cup! Marigold - Marigold is eagerly eaten by sheep and goats. Stir with your hand until water turns greenish-yellow. Reply. I just thought I would share. Iro13920874. (I’m not intending on feeding them marigolds but they’ll like to go exploring and taste everything. I wonder if I dried petals and added them into the winter chicken feed if it would help with the yolk coloring… Oh, and I do believe that dried calendula petals are one of the few soap additives that actually retain their appearance when added when making soap. We save all our marigolds for medicinal purposes. I’m drying some of the flowers to save for the dark days of winter. Used them for many years this way Also work among my blackberry and blueberry bushes. If you leave your car parked too long where they can get to it, they'll figure out a way to eat it too. The tin-can-eating-goat of the movies has possibly been the biggest influence in what American’s think that goats eat. You can add just the petals but I have also heard of people seeping the petals and using the water. While goats have mistakenly been marked for this "eat anything" label, it is actually their relative the cow that fits the saying quite nicely. Not a nibble ONE on my veggies! No matter how diligent, no one can find every stinkin' thing a goat might decide to try to swallow. Do not soak unclosed flesh wounds or wounds with stitches in them. Goats tend to get along with most other animals. 6202, Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad I will remember next year. People can eat marigold flowers - and I think you can make tea from the leaves - so they are probably OK for goats. It imparts the yellow color but not the flavor. Locoweeds reduce reproductive performance in male goats and affect almost every aspect of reproduction in the female. Goats are easy prey for predators. Although shrubs like azalea and rhododendron can pose a risk, these plants are perfectly safe. Wouldn't really know. (I have read…I wouldn’t know what saffron tastes like ’cause I’m a poor man!). Which marigolds? My thumb is more brown than green so I can’t say if it helped or not. Really a versatile plant. This is a 5 gallon bucket filled half way with water. i will plant more marigolds. I especially like adding to salads and deep frying ideas. I have some calendula seeds and am eager to plant them and see if I can get them going. Calendula officinalis – Pot Marigold, Common Marigold. However some common plants are poisonous to goats and can kill them. Further research is needed to determine the long term effects of lantana on goats and camels. 6. I may give it another go this spring. Please help. I mentioned a while back that I was determined to get the most out of my marigolds–a huge mound of them occupying space I coveted for cold weather goodies like cabbage and broccoli. Grain Feeder. 7. Raisins and corn chips, just a few, or a slice of bread, make nice “treats” for goats but don’t overdo them. African? Medicinally, it contains carotenoids, such as lutein, known for promoting eye health among other possible benefits. How did you make the tea infusion? I can’t wait to try growing some calendula this Spring. Can anyone tell me how to make and use these concoctions? Well sheep and cows luuurrrve them and they are all still alive so I doubt goats would turn up their toes. I’ve seen it added to soap or other toiletry items. Before I go and give the goats some lol, I was reading somewhere today about good food for goats etc and it had that Marigolds are good for them. Use this to rinse your face after washing to help eliminate acne and improve your complexion in general. Marigold Pound Cake–I stirred the petals and a few chopped leaves into cake batter. Wish I had time to comment more. (especially pines, cedars and maples, to name a few). I think they make a pretty table centerpiece on the kitchen table or for an outdoor party. Does anyone know if goats can eat marigolds? Your goats will waste grains if it is not in an easily accessible dish. Weird, I know, but they won’t. Just wanted to add that I use a Tagetes marigold rinse to lighten my hair, and I have had some nice comments! Goats will do fine eating your compost, for the most part. I guess it would depend on your preference. Mostly what I do with marigolds is carry around the seeds I collected several years ago planning to plant them this year I mean it…. Although humans do not react severely to marigolds, the flower's poison can have a much more detrimental effect on dogs and cats. 3. The English ones also make a good cleansing wash/poultice for wounds. When I’ve had a garden, I’ve planted them pretty liberally amongst all the plants to help ward off bugs. Toxicity . More of a novelty than a flavoring, but sort of fun. My mom saved tons of petals for this purpose, but none of our 3 children ever had diaper rash, so I can’t speak personally to it’s effectiveness. Enjoyed reading all the tips. So be sure to buy or make them a hay feeder. So does anyone have a list or more knowledge then me on this? If you plant the seeds *very* early in the spring – earlier than you think remotely reasonable – they’ll establish well before the drouth of summer hits! Goats will not eat their food once it has been trampled. You can make a paste from the petals and use it for diaper rash. The Tagetes marigolds are used in Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican culture, are often used as companion plants for nightshades and do have some food-related uses, including bug repellent, but I wouldn’t eat them, and there is no known benefit to the chickens if they do either. I was intent on planting veggies this summer, that I totally skipped the flower planting. Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) Room No. Chicken Snack–I read that feeding a moderate amount of flowers and leaves of marigold to your hens makes their egg yolks an even brighter, deeper orange. Allow tea to steep for about eight minutes. French? i am really interested with marigolds for my thesis in food science..upon reading your comments about its uses and applications..i think im gonna pursue it! I’d use the leaves mostly, but the petals won’t hurt –. Marigolds readily reseed, so once you get them established in your garden, allow several plants to go to seed. Soak for no more than a half an hour at a time. Try building a fenced area just for the livestock so you can park your cars where the goats won't climb on them, eat the landscaping,etc. See 1 Previous . Please enter the email address for your account. They really like bark and will strip the bark off trees. NOT recommended for pregnant women or children. What Can Pigs Eat that you Can Grow in your Garden? Made some wine once out of marigolds, when I was about 16. That is awesome, Tomato Lady! Goats are browsers that will eat just about anything including the shirt off your back. 3 feet will do. Your Nigerian dwarf or pygmy goats will eat poisonous weeds or plants and it is important to check your lot or pasture before placing them out to graze. Unfortunately, I'm sure it won't be my last. i have some which are dying off and have very little flowerheads on them so was wondering BUT then thought of the old saying "When in doubt DON'T" Ha ha so want to know are they SAFE for them and are they indeed good for them. Yum! We actually saw one eating the flower, but they don’t seem to eat the foliage. I also read: Species affected by lantana poisoning include cattle, sheep, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits. Verticillium wilt, caused by a fungal infection, attacks marigolds at the roots. Can goats eat oranges? December 2nd, 2020 by & filed under Uncategorized. Egg shells can be problematic, but most other basic kitchen and garden compost is fine for goats as long as they’re used to it. So much goes unnoticed beneath out feet. I get your feed brought into my Livejournal Friendslist – I’ve really enjoyed reading it so much. I use them in salads from time to time, but I really want to try them in baked goods now. Helpful. We will be testing your recipes shortly. Hmmm… not sure I want to EAT something that’s also used as fly spray! This combination is a great way to reduce feed costs, there is little to no waste. Soak in the calendula bath to help soothe burns, bruises, and injured skin. Marigolds are safe for goats and humans too, if you fancy them. Oh great post! I made a loose batter of flour, water, salt and pepper, dipped and fried those puppies up! Dried marigold petal meal from tagetes marigolds is used as a feed additive in the poultry industry to amp up the yellow color of egg yolks and chicken skin. We set up “chipper dippers” to get rid of some chipmunks. Mint - Mint will decrease milk flow and would be good for ewes when weaning lambs. Wrap about an ounce of calendula powder in cheese cloth. I purposely picked one that said it was edible as well…can’t way to try some of these out. (No info on lactating.). Delicious. This is because goats eat most of the plants that cows won’t. I have heard of marigold tea, but was warned not to use it during pregnancy as it has been known to induce labor (not a good thing at 20 weeks, but perhaps good at 41 weeks ). Does anyone know if goats can eat marigolds? Of note, if anyone is looking for calendulas, seed savers has a fantastic mixed pack that gives you tons of different ones – my husband and I are big fans! I plant marigolds 2 per tomatoe plant( at least) and it helps ward off insects and disease. I know slugs eat marigolds. They do contain pyrethrum (a natural insecticide) - so you might want to limit the amount the goats get. 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In some cases, such as drought or droving, livestock are forced to eat toxic plants that they would otherwise avoid. We purposely grow turnips, leafy greens, squash, and corn for our pigs. You can harvest marigolds as a cut flower. Though goats will eat grass, if you are considering getting goats to be lawnmowers, you are going to be sorely disappointed, because they will eat your trees and roses before they will work on the lawn. A verification code will be sent to you. I didn’t believe it, thought it was an old wives tale, until I got desperate at the bunnies feasting on my lettuce and cabbage. So from then on, it is an absolute must for my vegetable garden. Marigold is high on the list for that. Marian Clifton–Never heard of that, interesting. It is a good heart medicine. I have some marigolds in the plan for next year for a little companion planting. It is a common occurrence for dogs to ingest marigolds while exploring a backyard or on a walk. Good luck, and thanks for the useful notes about Tagetes. I am interested in the insect spray and using it as a cleaning agent. It’s known as a culinary (flavoring and coloring) agent, especially in Asia and Africa, and its dried and powdered petals are said to be preferred over calendula in the Republic of Georgia. I receive on an average, two to three emails a week asking what type of plants can be planted that goats will not eat. Harvesting and Using Marigolds. 2. I like the idea of planting them among your berries, too. They are not grazers and do prefer variety. You can feed your pigs pretty much anything that you grow, and the list of things you can’t feed your pigs is shockingly short. I remember something about eating cattail roots that sounded interesting. Grace Thomas–Thank you. I tried growing it years ago with no success (too hot, I think). Goats just won’t touch it. 4 answers Mary M Braunlich. The Tagetes hybrids or Calendula members are generally the cultivars used for growing edible marigold flowers. Cerastium arvense – Field Chickweed. share | improve this answer | follow | answered Jul 14 '12 at 21:21. How to Grow Marigolds to Eat. to eat it through lack of adequate food. They even climbed up my snow pea tripods. Geez - sorry mate, can't help ya! Appears the young earwigs are eating , while mother is still nursing more in a near by nest. Wow…I wouldn’t have guessed you could do all that with marigolds…I’ll definitely be growing even more next year! I was just reading over your uses for marigolds (calendula) and I wanted to make another suggestion. Dietary Preferences All animals have dietary preferences so that one species, say goats, may eat a variety of plants and shrubs that other species (cattle, sheep) may avoid or include in their diet in a greater or lesser amount. This is where the problems can come, for they will show interest in most vegetation and the … Spinnerin–I’m glad you brought this up. It’s nice to have it all out there, though; thanks for replying. Centaurea cyanus – Cornflower. A goat will eat pretty much anything. Get all the latest news along with practical tips and expert advice. Here in CT, the marigolds have long since past, but my calendulas have survived several light to moderate frosts. Use calendula powder tea to reduce fever and help eliminate colds. I had a good book on edibles once but I can’t lay my hand on it. Alcea rosea – Common Hollyhock. Then pour enough sunflower seeds on top to hide the water. (I’m not intending on feeding them marigolds but they’ll like to go exploring and taste everything.) A smell that said, you don't really want to eat me. The dried petals can be added to your homemade soap recipes to help soften the skin. Now has anyone tried them on their goats? There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around that the colt from Old Regret was far too long. Some examples of animals that eat marigolds are birds, slugs, grasshoppers, and squirrels. Dahlia hortensis – Dahlia I’m glad to know that tagetes is used for what you said as well – I sit corrected! Wilt diseases don't literally eat marigolds but they can cause poor growth and even death. I will have to try using calendulas in the same way – especially for the brighter yolks. Achillea millefolium – Yarrow. An infusion of dried marigold petals is great for cleaning and treating small cuts and other skin abrasions and relieving sunburn. This buck is not the first goat I have lost due to "goats eating tin cans." Mustard - Mustard is a good natural dewormer Mushrooms are usually only ingested if they are mixed in grass clippings from weed-eating or mowing. Do your goats a favor and compost clippings, rather than feed them, to avoid mushroom and mold hepatocidal (liver death) properties. Children can also be poisoned by eating berries, but symptoms differ to those of livestock. From my research, goats are finnicky eaters and probably instinctively know what to eat, how much to eat, and when not to eat it. Calendula loves heat but needs moisture, too. I wasn’t kidding and have been giving that plant a workout. They eat anything! So 3 years ago, I tried it. Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle, remove from heat and add powder. As they are experts at overturning food bowls, tossing hay onto the ground and soiling food/water, they can be very wasteful. Given that goats will, on occasion, eat things as diverse as cardboard, newspaper, clothing and cat food, nothing you can spray on your plants is going to dissuade them. I'd eat 'em (also a great deterent). It will make sure less of your feed goes to waste. The edible/medicinal/makes-chicken-yolks-yellower marigold is the calendula, or pot marigold, Calendula officianalis, which can be found in medieval cookery books. 4. And that’s what I’m going to take some time to explore right now so that if you plan to or are raising goats now, you can raise the healthiest and happiest goats possible. Drink eight ounces daily, sweetened as desired. There’s a good bit of confusion between calendula and tagetes, both commonly called marigold. And they love it. Calendula is not technically a marigold, as it is not botanically related; however, it is often called “pot marigold” and confused with the Tagetes genus of marigolds, so I mention it here. ), I have to say that I love the fragrance of the Marigold….but I certainly don’t have any uses for them other than to plant for next year…never even considered there were any other uses….until I read your blog…I would have to sneak this into the food 2. Can’t wait to try them in some recipes. no sign during the day- as they come out at night to feast. Forgot about it, and found it about 2 years later. They hate the smell. Goats are browsers. Cows and goats in the same pasture and pen work well. Goats do have a very wide range of plants and trees which are palatable to them. I lost a good milking doe to a tarp -- a plastic tarp, not canvas. Faith November 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm. Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. Oddly they didn't eat the peas You can tell by the small chomping marks. This handful of dried oregano, sage, dill, marjoram, basil, and marigold petals is one serious health booster for hens. There is also an extremely wide range of plants and trees which are poisonous if eaten. Sprinkle about a fourth of a cup of powder on the bottom of your tub and fill with warm water. It was strapped to a metal carport frame to provide shade to the doe pen. What I have here is tagetes. Well, no. Suddenly the statement that goats will eat anything becomes pretty difficult to dispute. Here’s a WEB page for edible flowers: http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm. You don't need electric fences that high. We as the goat owners are an influencing factor in the equation. This is because the cell sap found in marigolds can irritate your pet's mouth, pharynx or esophagus. I work at an organic rose/herb/veggie/native plant nursery, and, actually, I’m not sure how wise it is to feed chickens, goats, or humans the marigolds in your pictures, which appear to be French or African marigolds, in the genus Tagetes. Can goats eat marigolds? Learn what types of plants to look out for so you can keep your goats away from these areas of your farm or yard. will chickens eat marigolds. (Kinda like cats hate orange peels.) Marigold Tea–Ivory covered this one way back when. …right? It's just the flower part and I don't see anything on them. Why do goats chew on nothing? Imagine my guests’ surprise when I served a salad topped with nasturiums and violets! — Denver Tax and Business Law — are desert marigolds poisonous. But the man from Snowy River had a special set of reins, and he mounted up and proved the word was wrong. And once those grains hit the ground they are done. figured better to be safe than sorry. From fresh or dried flower heads? Electric fences work also. Many animals dislike the smell of marigolds, so only some animals are willing to consume them. This entry convinces me to grow Marigolds next year Good Morning. Marigolds, planted around the fares edge of a vegetable garden, keeps rabbits away. Thanks Click to expand... My chickens love the leaves but wont eat the flowers, whether they are fresh or dried. In our large coop garden, we try to grow herbs and flowers that are medicinal as well as pretty or edible. A tin can. If your pup ingests marigolds, vomiting is likely to occur. Once you have received the verification code, you will be able to choose a new password for your account. Sign up for my monthly newsletter!Get all the latest news along with practical tips and expert advice. Here’s the current list of marigold uses: 1. But these marigolds were huge, fluffy, and had a very powerful smell. T. San Diego / Z10-----Thomas CA Full Member Posts: 31 Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 8:00 pm Location: San Pedro, CA. Contrary to popular belief, goats are very fussy about what they eat, and will not eat anything which has been on the floor or soiled. Mr. Bill–I’m glad you enjoyed them. English (calendula – those look like calendula)? Baked in a Pie–I’m tossing petals into savory pies (spinach, zucchini). » will chickens eat marigolds. Species affected . Can goats eat bread? Spinnerin–I would love to grow calendula. Yew is a beautiful coniferous small, green-needled tree that is popular in landscaping and is an American native. Thankyou for all the wonderful information. But usually mine don't eat what's bad for them - and mine go everywhere!! Bellis perennis – Common Daisy. Handful–Great information! Check the photos below for some of the more common poisonous plants. Not sure what to do. Fresh, clean water should always be provided for all goats. I love learning the different properties of flowers and herbs. 5. They are also known as the poor man’s saffron. Marigold Insect Spray for leaf-cutters–I heard from my best friend in Pennsylvania that she has used a commercial version as a fly spray for horses, too. A dainty dish to set before anybody. By the way, all of these flowers can also be eaten by humans (if the bunnies will share). I think ducks have a general idea of what is good for them and what is not, they may sample things but I think they can tell if they should eat it or not. Marigold tea can help with a sore throat, cramps and fever. Natural insecticide can goats eat marigolds - so they are all still alive so i ’... 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