Ornaments for the birds....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wildsky, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Keeping kids busy - and will soon be keeping the chickens busy.

    What you need:
    Inner tube from toilet paper.
    Flour
    Water
    Scratch.

    Make a hole or two at the one end of the toilet paper tube (to hang)
    Mix flour and water to a sticky paste.
    Smear sticky paste on toilet roll tube.
    Sprinkle scratch on sticky paste and press lightly with fingers.
    Let dry. Hang somewhere those chickens can reach it.

    You should get something similar to this: (still drying)


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    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Well now, thats a great winter snowy/rainy day project everyone can enjoy! Good idea!
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Great idea! [​IMG]

    Another way you can make those is with a pinecone, peanut butter and birdseed. Coat a large pinecone with peanut butter and roll it in birdseed.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:[​IMG] our pinecones are covered in snow - darn that would have been cool to hang from the tree's out back, and the chickens would have loved it.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    cool!...another one i saw was..you take your stale bagels...spread peanutbutter on them and then press them into the scratch/seed mix...and there is already a hole in it for hanging...[​IMG]....i'm gonna make some of the roll ones tomorrow..thanks for the idea!
     
  6. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    that looks great wild. now make a drinking fountain for them that won't freeze. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:[​IMG] You know with the smart rocket scientist we have you'd think someone would have come up with something by now.
    Add two drops of this per gallon and the water won't freeze, but still be perfectly fine to drink.
     
  8. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    antifreeze [​IMG]i to bad it wont work.
     

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