The petals from the rose plant applies to all species in the Rosa genus. Rose plants have a delightful fragrance and beautiful appearance as they produce brightly colored flowers that bloom extended periods throughout the year.
Rose petals are edible, as long as they are grown organically with natural fertilizers and no chemical sprays. Rose petals provide a good source of Vitamin C and calcium.
Chicken owner bloggers report that many use rose petals in their nestboxes, for its use as a form of aromatherapy, repellent of rodents, and antibacterial properties. The leaves can be added to nestboxs in fresh or dried form.