Best treat ever for chicks and children

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PinkHairGirl, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. PinkHairGirl

    PinkHairGirl In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    South Africa
    We had a pine tree that was cut down and we had a lot of pine cones.
    The kids and I made some bird feeders with peanut butter in the pine cones and then rolled and pressed chicken seed and sunflower seed into the peanut butter
    They love it and keeps them amused for ages as they peck all around the pine cone. Makes there seed last so much longer and the kids loved being involved. Took some pics but don't think I can post them yet.

    The chicken are 5 weeks old and outside in a run during the day. I worry that they get bore at times and this keep entertained for a lot longer than just throwing seed down.

    Have you tried any toys or things for your chickens? I have heard you can hang a cabbage or lettuce too

  2. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Songster

    Aug 11, 2010
    that sounds so fun
  3. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Songster

    I think me and the kids will have to try this one....Thanks for the great post....I know they will enjoy it...[​IMG]
  4. PinkHairGirl

    PinkHairGirl In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    South Africa
    Oh I forgot to say just let it dry for a while first. I left mine for a day to dry
    I just put it on the ground but I guess you could hang it too if you keep an eye so they don't get tangled

  5. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    That's a novel idea! I'll have to give it a try! I sure have no shortage of pine cones here!

    My favorite boredom fighter is filling a plastic freezer storage bag with peanuts, raisons, BOSS, etc, and sealing it, then tossing it into the pen. The chickens will go nuts over it, scratching and pecking away at it for hours until they manage to tear a hole into the bag to release the goodies. It's the chicken version of a party pinata!

    And, no, they do not eat the plastic bag.[​IMG]

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