Uses for Douglas Fir branches?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by The ChickenKing, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,943
    11
    146
    Jun 24, 2014
    NY
    So, today we got our christmas tree, and kept some of the chopped branches just in case, is there anything I can use them for? Food? Bedding? Entertainment? All suggestions are welcome!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Roosts and entertainment, here. I put the whole tree in after we're done with it, leaning against a corner of the run. It's shelter, roosts, and gives the flock something to talk about for few days. If you've got sturdy enough branches, see where you can prop them in the fence or wherever, usually in a corner, and make a perch or roost. Mine never eat the needles and they're not really long enough to use for bedding.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by