Spoiled Christmas Chickens...pics included!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SeaChick, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Our chickens certainly are spoiled, aren't they????

    On Chirstmas morning, Olivia "decorated" the ornaments we'd made a few days earlier (a modified homemade dog biscuit recipe) with organic peanut butter and scratch.

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    Then we hung them on the littel Charlie Brown tree that the farmer gave us when we cut down our big Christmas tree.

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    We let the girls out and they went right over and started chowing! Merry Christmas, girls!! I felt like Tasha Tudor!

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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    WOW! I have to try that. We have minature trees that stay 3 feet tall "I call them mini christmas trees". That looks awesome. BTW your over spoiling them lol j/k
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    What recipe did you use?
     
  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I did a web search for "homemade dog cookies" and ended up winging it based on several recipes. It had: whole wheat flour, organic oats, a bit of chicken broth, a bit of grated cheese, a tiny splash of oil, and a beaten egg. I think that's about it. The dough was a stiff cookie-dough consistency. We baked them until they started getting browned.

    The whole idea was to make something that was totally edible, that would hang on the branches without need of wire or string which might hurt them. It worked pretty well!

    Stacey
     
  5. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    (Oops, I double-posted so I erased this on, sorry!)
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Corey I will post how to make it since I did it last month. Its very easy.

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  7. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is so awesome!!! I have a very similar flock to yours, all the same breeds & I live in a suburban area too.
    Your girls are very lucky!
     
  8. crazy4chicsinBC

    crazy4chicsinBC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a WONDERFUL idea!
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    The recipe has been posted in the food area
     
  10. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    My chickens are coming to visit!!! Heck , if you treat your visitors that well, I'm coming to visit!!!!!!!!!
     

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