Halloween Fun For Your Chickens
Let me start the article by saying: It is totally optional and depends on your chicken if you want to dress them up, decorate their coop, etc. Some chickens may freak out if they get dressed up. Please keep your chicken's temperament in mind.
It's the time of the year again when we start to bundle up and heat up the coops for your poultry. But before winter, Halloween is coming! Once a year, dozens of kids ring the doorbell and ask for candy... dozens of kids freak when they see chickens in the backyard. So for suburban/urban chicken keepers like me, who have millions of kids ring on your door, you know what I mean. The chooks stress out.
Here are some Halloween themed ideas to make up for the stress the chickens have on trick-or-treating day.
Homemade Chicken Treats
1. Chicken's Soup
Want your chickens to have a nice warm soup on a chilly day? Well, here's the recipe to serve for 5-6 chooks.
**CREDITS GO TO THECHICKENCHICK**
For a nice warm soup for your chickens, you basically put all the yummy stuff they like, mix it all together, and voila! You're done. To put it bluntly, that is. Here are the ingredients:
3 shredded carrots
1 cup of frozen peas
1 cup of chicken-safe petals(for example, Marigolds)
2 cups of Chicken Mix
2 cups of Flock Feed
1 cup of Dried meal worms
Chopped Asparagus Bottoms
Chicken Safe Oregano Oil
Cover in warm water (NOT BOILING! Just warm enough to de-freeze the peas)
Mix together! There you have it, your warm delicious chicken soup!
2. Pumpkin Pie
This recipe is a special Halloween treat for your chickens, and should not be fed regularly as part of their diet. Serves 6-8 chooks.
Here are the guideline ingredients:
3 cups raw pumpkin pulp and seeds, blend in a blender
2 cups steel cut oats
1/2 cup of any Omega 3 feed supplement
1 cup applesauce
A teeny bit of cinnamon
A little speck of molasses--it's a laxative!
Mix all together and freeze in containers or ice trays. Serve to your grateful chickees!
Be careful on the costumes! Some chickens will NOT appreciate a costume, but I know a lot of chooks who'd love to dress up. Don't leave your chicken unsupervised with a costume! There is a choking hazard for some costumes.
here are some chicken-safe ideas. *Credits to Wide Open Pets*
1. Chick Hats
Now, here's a cute little hat for your chicks you just got! Just in time for Halloween.
(For making it yourself, You will need: Flexible wire, orange and white felt.
Measure your chick's head with the wire, make sure it's not too small! Bend the wire into a curved line--the shape of your chick's head--and take another piece of wire to make the ears. Sew the orange and white felt on to make it look like fox ears!)
2. Gnome Chicken
Thanks for reading! Happy Chickening!