Christmas Present Ideas for Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by flockoffour, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas of somethnig to get my flock of chickens for christmas? Thanks
     
  2. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could give them meal worms. Look on mypetchicken.com and they have some stuff that you could buy for your chickens.
     
  3. Tessa Innis

    Tessa Innis New Egg

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    I have a minor problem I have six hens and their run has become very wet and muddy what do you recomend to put as a layer over top I did read bark was not a good idea because it tends to go mouldy what do you suggest
     
  4. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get live crickets at PetCo or PetSmart. Let loose a few dozen in your run and your hens will have fun chasing and catching them.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I have given mine warm rice pudding - they don't seem to mind it one bit!
     
  6. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to repost your question in the "coop design, construction & maintenance" section for better results.
     
  7. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas! I will try to post it again in the coop design/maintenence
     
  8. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

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    I think Hummingbird was suggesting Tessa repost in the maintenance section. Not you. This is the section you should be in. Anyway, I would give oatmeal maybe. Something warm and I know they love it.
     
  9. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm making mine hot (warm really) oatmeal with raisins and coconut mixed in. I also usually add sunflower seeds but I don't have any at the moment. I often make it for them on really cold days but thought it'd be a nice christmas morning treat.
     
  10. coolsilkie555

    coolsilkie555 Just Hatched

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    I read up that instead of just throwing mealworms into the run, you could get one of those clear balls (which were meant to be baubles that you put pictures in), drill little holes in it and fill it with mealworms, and let the chickens roll it about and peck the mealworms out of it.[​IMG]
     
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