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I tried the hanging cabbage idea on my chiks this morning. I hung it from the fence in the run with a coathanger and when I left there was cabbage flying everywhere. They loved it.

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It is so cute. I slip a string through with a long screwdriver and then hang it on an old broomstick today it was a leafy lettuce and they are going nuts now.. lol

SO CUTE to watch them play ball with it though!
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Edited by FortWorthChicks - 1/10/10 at 8:16am
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post #3 of 15

We made a wire basket to put our cabbage in, They go crazy over it, and it is so funny to watch it swing from one chicken to the other like they are playing kick ball with it!


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post #4 of 15

I HAVE to do this! Thankss

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post #5 of 15

I bought a head of cabbage this evening...can't wait to hang it and see how my chooks like it!

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post #6 of 15

Mine could care less about cabbage. I was so excited to do this and they just ignored it. I put lettuce head in there and its all out fun for all.

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Originally Posted by plight79 

I bought a head of cabbage this evening...can't wait to hang it and see how my chooks like it!


It keeps my group quiet busy for a long time! They love it!

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post #8 of 15

Just a word of precaution, to the cabbage in the metal basket.

Several weeks ago, one of my chickens showed up with a big blood blister on her ear. I asked several chicken people, and even posted here, I think, I was recommended to an online vet, so for $15.00 I asked. The vet suggested that I look at the fencing carefully, cause a chicken can stick her head through and pull back out, catching her ear.

So just an idea. mrs.K

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post #9 of 15

Mrs. K :

Just a word of precaution, to the cabbage in the metal basket.

Several weeks ago, one of my chickens showed up with a big blood blister on her ear. I asked several chicken people, and even posted here, I think, I was recommended to an online vet, so for $15.00 I asked. The vet suggested that I look at the fencing carefully, cause a chicken can stick her head through and pull back out, catching her ear.

So just an idea. mrs.K


When the basket is empty, it does not stay in the run. The cabbage fills up the basket! They do not stick their heads into the basket or through the basket. Actually when they finish what is in it, they leave it alone!  A chicken could stick their head through the chicken wire if it is wide enough.

Melissa
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post #10 of 15

I just ordered one of these for each run.  I hope nobody gets their silly head stuck in it!

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