Chickens and the Holidays!

Starburst

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Hey, everyone! As the month of December creeps in, I was wondering - do you do anything with your chickens during the holidays? Maybe you decorate the coop and run? Or make them a special treat? Or get them something fun (or practical!) As a present? Or...something else? If you do, please share about what you do, post pictures, etc. :) I'm working on decorating my chicken coop and run, and will post pictures here once it's done. :) Oh! And feel free to chat away if you want. :D Thank you so much for stopping by!
 

Abriana

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The most special things they get are meal scraps like carrot peelings and apple peelings, and this year they got a bit of turkey (we boiled some bones for broth with a bit of meat and when we were done I took some meat off checking very carefully for bones) which was a very special treat as I rarely give them actual meat. They also get the Christmas tree for a bit once we are finished with it. They like to play in it!
 

Dottie the Chicken

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Oh! One more thing I just remembered!! I have a mobile coop that my dad build for me a few years ago that doesn't get used in the winter. One year my dad and maybe my brother, put Christmas lights on it to make it look like a gingerbread house! They even had a lightbulb on inside to make it look like someone lived there. The coop was sitting next to a tree with Christmas lights.
 

Starburst

Remembering Boba, A Hen Who Brightened My Life.
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The most special things they get are meal scraps like carrot peelings and apple peelings, and this year they got a bit of turkey (we boiled some bones for broth with a bit of meat and when we were done I took some meat off checking very carefully for bones) which was a very special treat as I rarely give them actual meat. They also get the Christmas tree for a bit once we are finished with it. They like to play in it!
Oh, I bet your chickens really enjoyed those treats! I have to agree, chickens seem to really enjoy Christmas trees if the tree ends up with them. My hens spend quite some time hanging out around it.
 

Starburst

Remembering Boba, A Hen Who Brightened My Life.
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Oh! One more thing I just remembered!! I have a mobile coop that my dad build for me a few years ago that doesn't get used in the winter. One year my dad and maybe my brother, put Christmas lights on it to make it look like a gingerbread house! They even had a lightbulb on inside to make it look like someone lived there. The coop was sitting next to a tree with Christmas lights.
I love that! I can only imagine how pretty it was! :love
 

Starburst

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We don’t do very much. on Christmas Day though our chickens get a feast of sorts they get lots of corn worms and I’ll often let them free range around the yard for the day.
Sounds lovely! I like to let my chickens out to free-range on Christmas as well. :) I bet they enjoy that feast!
 

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