Treat Idea - Pics included!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aoxa, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Okay, so really.. I'm not the first who has thought of this, but lettuce was on blowout this weekend, and I went nuts. I bought 18 of them. Crazy? The chickens don't think so! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Okay, so what I did was put a screw through the hard part of the lettuce, tied it to a scarf (I couldn't find anything better! :p) and hung it from a rope that runs across my barn. They went crazy! It got them moving around, and was entertaining to watch. Also, can you see what's wrong in this picture? HINT: Forgot to put the top back on the garbage can (which holds the food). :rolleyes:
     
  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good. And 18 heads of lettuce will last, oh, maybe 3 days?

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  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    If it was up to them, maybe 3 days :gig

    I am trying to make it last a bit longer than that :p They sure love their greens in the winter! My egg yolks are so dark :D
     
  4. Kickin' Chickin'

    Kickin' Chickin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HINT: Forgot to put the top back on the garbage can (which holds the food). [​IMG]



    It's funny how observant a chicken can be ,lol
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    Yes, and she is usually the only one that will get right in there. I shouldn't have it next to a straw bale. It's way easier for her to see it :p
     
  6. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My spoiled hens reject all salad greens - I am printing out your photo and showing it to them tomorrow!!
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    Mine did too right up until the snow covered all grass :)
     
  8. RMBGKY

    RMBGKY Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine will eat lettuce only as a last resort and will not touch celery. They love kale and turnip greens.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    One of my girls completely wiped out on the ice today trying to get to my friend fast enough when she spotted the lettuce he was carrying. No worries. Her back-end is still intact :gig
     
  10. Englishjodes

    Englishjodes Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a raised mini veggie patch, which I planted loads of lettuce from seedlings and have given me months of lettuce leaves to give my 2 chickens and duck.
    Only moments ago... I caught Xena up on the raised veggie patch. She has just realised she can get up and help herself instead of waiting for me to get lettuce for her!
    She wont be able to get much, it was 38 degree C here and the veggies have dried and died.
    But she such a pickle.
     

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