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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by basketmom, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. basketmom

    basketmom Out Of The Brooder

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    They just love me when I hang a head of cabbage up for them...to bad it is gone within minutes [​IMG]

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  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny! Your so nice to them!!
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Great idea for a toy! I'll have to try that sometime. I like your coop, too--it's very nice!
     
  4. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you core the cabbage?\\
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I've just taken a large screw driver and jammed it through the cabbage to make a hole for the rope. We call it cabbage pinata at our house and the girls love it!!
     
  6. basketmom

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    Thanks [​IMG] That is what we do, my husband drills a hole through the cabbage and we thread the rope through it with a screwdriver. I have read on here that when it's to nasty to go outside you can hang it in their coop, but I have not tried it inside yet.
     
  7. basketmom

    basketmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks, my husband and I did not know what we were doing when he built it, but we love it. Only regret is not insulating it, but so far so good [​IMG]
     
  8. biddyboo

    biddyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cabbage toys are the greatest for a flock. They stop boredom and destructive pecking behaviors. After one of my hens was badly pecked last night (all penned inside barn due to near zero temps), I decided to hang cabbages for play toys. Our local market had NO cabbage! I could hardly believe it...a run on cabbage on New Years Day??? Will try again tomorrow. ~G
     
  9. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many people, us included, eat cabbage on New Year's Day for good luck throughout the coming year.
     
  10. basketmom

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    Quote:hmmm, I have never heard of cabbage for good luck? We always eat black-eyed peas for good luck. Might try both next year and have double luck [​IMG]
     

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