Christmas is approaching

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenboy7c2d, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Songster

    Mar 10, 2010
    Surrey, England, UK
    So, christmas is approaching and I have been to the nearest cheap store and bought my chickens a £2.50 christmas tree (I'm english, i don't know the conversions), 12 bourballs for £2.50 all together and £1 tinsel. It brightens up their run and looks great. Has anyone else got into the christmas spirit, and got their chickens in the spirit?

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Sorry, I don't decorate the chickens pens....I barely do any decorating in my own house, but I'd make sure they can't get ahold of the tinsel......something like that will do nasty things to their insides.
  3. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Songster

    Mar 10, 2010
    Surrey, England, UK
    thanks for that, i'll remove it. will bourballs of artificial christmas trees be bad?
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Sorry, but I don't know what a bourball is.

  5. cheri222

    cheri222 Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Erie PA
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Interesting. I googled bourball and it looks like a regular glass Christmas ball. I don't think I'd leave them where the chickens can get to them. If they pecked it, it might break, then might eat the glass shards or cut their feet. Sounds pretty though, you'll have to post pictures of your "Christmas Coop & Run"

  7. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    We're putting lights on the coop and a wreath on the door. That's it though.

  8. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Fort Loudon, PA
    I've thought about using an artificial tree for my girls next year, but since I am in the US, I will be going to the nearest Walmart and getting the unbreakable ornaments. They are still really pretty but the girls can't hurt themselves on it. [​IMG] Also, make sure they aren't edible size. That might cause problems too. I've actually also thought about making some popcorn garland so they have a little treat [​IMG] Wish you had a picture of it! It sounds beautiful!
  9. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

    Apr 19, 2009
    I too had to google bourball, but I agree with Imp now that I have seen what it is. LOL! I wouldn't leave those in reach of the chickens. Honestly, I'd be reluctant to leave an artificial tree itself in there. If they pick at the tree and eat too many of the "needles" seems like it could bind up their crop.

    If you want to decorate the run why not go with a small, but real, potted evergreen and decorate it with popcorn and cranberry garlands? They probably wouldn't last long but at least when the chickens ate them it wouldn't make them sick.

  10. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I plan on putting up some Christmas lights, and each chook will get a stocking. I wonder what Santa will bring...

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