breakfast on a string

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by opihiman911, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    I was going out this morning to give my girls breakfast. They normally don't care about the feed I put out because they know I have scraps, old rice & leftovers that get thrown in the run. That is the prize for the day.
    Instead of just throwing it in I decided to give them some fun.....breakfast on a string. 2 ears of corn with a stale bagel for breakfast. My two older hen in the front knew exactly what the game was. The other 4 newer one wern't too sure why the food kept chasing them.
    Gave me a good laugh and put me in the right mood for the day.....yes, I'm easily entertained [​IMG]


  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    That is too funny! A great idea to help with winter blahs and boredom. (for chickens and people, both!)
  3. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    I've been meaning to try and tie up a cabbage for my chickens. I think you've inspired me!
  4. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Awesome idea!!!
  5. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Howsit there Brudda

    You having too much fun in paradise man !

  6. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    that is way too funny.
  7. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    I hadn't read this yet, and am amused that I did something slightly similar

    I wanted my two new girls (silver EE and white leghorn) to feel pampered, so I bought one of those "wild bird seed bells" and hung it from a string from the top of the (short) coop

    they have been playing "chicken volleyball" with it all day, it's now about 2/3 the size it was when I hung it up

    leghorn is snuggled into the lower of the two stacking kitchen storage bins (I filled them with fresh grass, the EE left hers in while the leghorn tossed hers out and seems to have refilled it with kicked-in dead leaves !) ... while the EE has the
    "upstairs apartment"

    no eggs from them yet, I figure they are just settling in ... they certainly got a warm !! welcome from our wild roo ... he strutted his stuff all around the big coop ... and they seemed to enjoy watching the banty with the nine new-hatched chicks, who was scrabbling in the dirt/gravel/kukui nuts/macadamia nuts/avocado leaves adjacent

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