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Good use of a dollar.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Slofr8, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Slofr8

    Slofr8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Stopped by a farmers stand today and bought a bag of apples. One dollar. Just doing my part to boost the economy. Thanks for the applause.
    Got home and offered one to each of the kids. Once the blank stairs started feeling awkward I went out side and offered the dogs each an apple. This went a little better. Then I had an idea. Quite an accomplishment for me some might say. Anyway, I tied an apple to a string and hung it from the roof of the chickens run. Just up high enough so they would have to jump to touch it. It would swing around and they would jump and peck and everyone seemed to have a good time. The chickens jumping, me watching the chickens, and the dogs and kids watching me.
    All this for a dollar. Pretty smart after all huh?
    Dan.
     
  2. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Yeah, chicken tetherball is fun to watch!

    If the kids won't eat apples, slice the apples, and put a bit of cinnamon on them.
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    I should do that more often with my chickens. Maybe they'll get their butts off the ground and do something active for once.

    By the way, very good use of a dollar. [​IMG]
     
  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote:Pshh...buy an apple tree. Only one tree needed, and you don't even have to water it. [​IMG]
     
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    by the way, welcome to BYC.
     
  6. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
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  7. jamz

    jamz Out Of The Brooder

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    Heh, we have 5 apple trees on the property (yard used to be part of an orchard). I'd pay someone to pick up all the darn apples. :p The chickens sometimes peck at them but not much. I'll have to try your hanging idea!
     
  8. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Dan, methinks you'll fit right in here.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Dollar well spent!
     

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