Hanging cabbages

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 24279102, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. 24279102

    24279102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone post a picture of how they hang their cabbages please ?
     
  2. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    Sorry can't post a pic but basically you use a small rope hung where the cabbage is either even with the shoulders of the chicken or alittle higher if you want them to work for it.

    those cheap fishing stringer works great for me.
     
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  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'll see if I can get a picture later...but I just use a clothes hanger...put the hook part through the cabbage stem part, straighten out the hanger. It looks ugly, but serves its purpose.
     
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  4. emarble

    emarble Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use like one of the small tent pegs shove the pointy part into the cabbage they I have it tied with a length of Nylon cord to an eylet screwed into the rafter (Note My roof is only center height 8 foot !!

    Ernie
     
  5. 24279102

    24279102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. For some reason I just couldn't picture this - duh ! I'm sure the girls will freak out the first time I hang one !
     
  6. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    I was wondering how to do this also. Thanks for asking. Know I learned too
     
  7. 24279102

    24279102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, got their cabbage hung and they are scared to death of it !!
     
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  8. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cabot, AR
    Quote:Mine were too, when I first hung it, but they will get over it soon. Next thing you know, they will be attacking it as soon as it is hung! I use a tent stake and hay string to hang mine inside the coop. I need to hang another one tonight when I get home from work.
     
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  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Leave it a while. Pull a couple of leaves of the cabbage out and down, and tear up a leaf, scatter it under the hanging cabbage. They'll get the idea.

    Here's one I hung some time ago:
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    Another pullet testing it:
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    More interested in it:
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    A day later:
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  10. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Does the cabbage change the flavor of the eggs?
     

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