1. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just finished spraying a couple of my chickens b/c of picking. I think they are bored b/c they hate the snow and won't leave the run. Silly birds.

    How do you get that stuff off your hands?? I like purple and all but not on my hands. [​IMG]

    Any ideas on things to do to keep them occupied. I tried hanging a head of cabbage and they were terrified of it. I throw out bird seed and corn and such. What else should I do? It is wicked cold out there so I would love ideas that would not involve me being outside to long. I am a big wimp.
     
  2. henlady

    henlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Nail polish remover takes it right off!! Been there ;-)

    I have a corncob holder made for squirrels - made of wire. Suet feeders work too. On cold/boring days I put corn cobs, halved apples, kale or even the seed cakes made for outdoor birds in them. My girls get excercise and really enjoy the treats. On days over 35ish I'll scatter cracked corn out in the (shovelled out) pen to make them get out in the sunshine. My coop has very low windows so they can look out - I think some coops are dark near the floor which may keep them on the roosts. Just a thought.
     
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  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    What is real cool is when you have it in your pocket and bend ofer and it sprays in your pocket and then you get a purple...well your underwear turn purple!
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keep your Blu Kote in a latex glove, little trick to keep container clean and your hands from getting stained...then put that glove in a second one.
     
  5. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is wicked funny!!! I was thinking about that when I jammed it into my coat pocket. [​IMG] ROFLOL!!!
     
  6. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will have to look around for my suet feeders. The bears got some of them last year. But at least that kept them away from the coop. [​IMG] DO you just mount it to the wall??
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Rinse your hands with a tisp of bleach. Still it may have to wear off a little.
     
  8. henlady

    henlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I will have to look around for my suet feeders. The bears got some of them last year. But at least that kept them away from the coop. [​IMG] DO you just mount it to the wall??

    I hang them from the ceiling - about level with the hen's backs. [​IMG][/img]
     
  9. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will have to look around for my suet feeders. The bears got some of them last year. But at least that kept them away from the coop. [​IMG] DO you just mount it to the wall??

    I hang them from the ceiling - about level with the hen's backs. [IMG]http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q214/henmom/SuetHanger_T.jpg[/url]

    I didn't get your pic. Could you try again please?
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Just hang the suet feeder from the ceiling, at the height of their backs. At first, you may need to put something like leafy green in and pull a bit out of the feeder so they know that's what's in there.

    Regarding the cabbage - when I first hung a head from the roof of my run, they were scared to death of it. So, I put it on the ground, let them peck at it an hour or so, then I tied it a few inches off the ground, hour later, a few inches higher...now, I just hang it at the height of their back.

    Good luck!
     

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