Leaves!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kla37, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just raking my yard, and put bucketfulls of leaves in the chicken run in a huge pile. They are LOVING it! I hope that helps give them something to do. It's already shredded and all over the place. You'd think it was chirstmas for them. Also found a tiny snake and threw it in there. They loved it, yum yum....
     
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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Mine love the leaves too, it's like a bunch of kids in the leaf pile. [​IMG] I do it weekly in the winter to keep them busy.

    We're a certified wildlife habitat, so I don't toss in the snakes, but it's a great food source!
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I do the same thing. Can't wait till winter!! My mom gets the guy that does her yard to bag up all her leaves and I go pick them up!! I have some serious happy chickens then!! [​IMG]

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  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a ton of leaves from last fall which I used in the run for quite some time...then I ran out. Nothing is falling here yet, either. But it does make an excellent ground for the run!
     
  5. Lilacfeather

    Lilacfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    We have an abundance of leaves, and I put fresh in their run everyday! After they're in the coop for the night, I sprinkle a little DE, then till everything under, then throw a wheelbarrow full of new leaves over top of everything. Then in the morning when they come out, they peck and scratch, and mulch it all up. It's like free fresh bedding every day!
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds like to wait for me to get the leaves all picked up on the lawn--use a rider/bagger--then they go in the shrubs and kick more out on the lawn.[​IMG]
     
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    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. LarrySC

    LarrySC Out Of The Brooder

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    Love this site, we have learned much from you guys; like today I read about the leaves in the run; so I raked up a large pile, and poured them in their run, and they had a blast scratching around in the pile.. Gonna do this a lot.. Thanks for sharing the tip.
     
  9. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just raked my leaves and dumped them in the run. They went nuts! They had a few leaves in there before but I could just hear their little chicken thoughts "Yes, but Momma... these are PILES of leaves with STUFF in em!" [​IMG]
     
  10. Sharon2012

    Sharon2012 Out Of The Brooder

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