Does hanging a cabbage for play, really work?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BethieofVA, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2010
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I bought a head today and was wondering. Should I hang it or just toss it into the run?
  2. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Either way. Once they get used to it, it is playtime.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My chickens love 'em! I do hang mine from a shepherd's hook in the run.
  4. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2010
    Monroe New Jersey
    mine love cabbage.....[​IMG]
  5. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hanging it just at the edge of their reach makes it last longer. If they can get a hold of it easily it will be gone very quickly.

    My 12 girls finish off a head in a day.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  6. terri1nd

    terri1nd Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    I have been wondering if I could find something to help my chickens not be so bored since they are locked in the coop for the winter, since we are in North Dakota & the temps are already dipping below zero. I was afraid they could not handle foods that may give them gas, some animals I'm told cannot deal with such foods & it will kill them, so I was worried about giving my chickens even boiled eggs chopped up. I think I have a head of cabbage in the frig I will have to give it a try. I'm glad I came across this post. thank you.
    Terri (North Dakota)[​IMG]
  7. dondon

    dondon Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2010
    mine hate cabbage! iv hung one up and tossed one in and they still hate it lol
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I had to smear one with peanut butter and roll it in BOSS before they figured out that it wasn't going to eat them. [​IMG] They love it now, but are worse then a little kid when it comes to trying something new.
  9. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    My girls will eat cabbage from my hands as a treat, but they won't eat it from the head. They look at it and walk away.
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I have tried a head of cabbage several times, and NEVER had any luck.

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