Chickens totally ignored their morning treat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gritsar, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I always throw a treat out for my adult birds before letting them out of the coop in the morning. This morning it was a bunch of strawberry tops and bruised strawberries.

    They totally ignored the strawberries and ran right past them to the fig trees.

    Caution! Messy poops ahead. [​IMG]
     

  2. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Songster

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I want a fig tree! Sounds like the fruits make great treats. Too bad it makes the poop even worse though, lol.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Once the figs are ripe each year my chickens spend alot of time around the trees. In a way I'd like to prevent it, because they don't need loose stools in the killer heat of summer, but short of locking them up in a pen there's no way to prevent the chooks from getting to them.
    There's apples and peaches falling from the trees too, but they much prefer the figs.
     
  4. X2Farm

    X2Farm Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    Can't blame em, I'd take figs over strawberries myself [​IMG]

    Though, I've now learn't they make messy chicken poop, so, I'll plant the fig tree's outta thier area [​IMG]
     

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