hanging cabbage

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 20tundra, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. 20tundra

    20tundra Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried the hanging cabbage idea on my chiks this morning. I hung it from the fence in the run with a coathanger and when I left there was cabbage flying everywhere. They loved it.
     
  2. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is so cute. I slip a string through with a long screwdriver and then hang it on an old broomstick today it was a leafy lettuce and they are going nuts now.. lol

    SO CUTE to watch them play ball with it though!
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  3. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We made a wire basket to put our cabbage in, They go crazy over it, and it is so funny to watch it swing from one chicken to the other like they are playing kick ball with it!


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  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I HAVE to do this! Thankss
     
  5. plight79

    plight79 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a head of cabbage this evening...can't wait to hang it and see how my chooks like it!
     
  6. barngem

    barngem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine could care less about cabbage. I was so excited to do this and they just ignored it. I put lettuce head in there and its all out fun for all.
     
  7. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It keeps my group quiet busy for a long time! They love it!
     
  8. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Just a word of precaution, to the cabbage in the metal basket.

    Several weeks ago, one of my chickens showed up with a big blood blister on her ear. I asked several chicken people, and even posted here, I think, I was recommended to an online vet, so for $15.00 I asked. The vet suggested that I look at the fencing carefully, cause a chicken can stick her head through and pull back out, catching her ear.

    So just an idea. mrs.K
     
  9. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. K :

    Just a word of precaution, to the cabbage in the metal basket.

    Several weeks ago, one of my chickens showed up with a big blood blister on her ear. I asked several chicken people, and even posted here, I think, I was recommended to an online vet, so for $15.00 I asked. The vet suggested that I look at the fencing carefully, cause a chicken can stick her head through and pull back out, catching her ear.

    So just an idea. mrs.K

    When the basket is empty, it does not stay in the run. The cabbage fills up the basket! They do not stick their heads into the basket or through the basket. Actually when they finish what is in it, they leave it alone! A chicken could stick their head through the chicken wire if it is wide enough.​
     
  10. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I just ordered one of these for each run. I hope nobody gets their silly head stuck in it!

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