What Did You Get Your Chickens For Christmas?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Barry Natchitoches, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    It's Christmas Day.

    What did you (or Santa) give your chickens for Christmas?

    My birds are getting some nice, warm, chopped up boiled eggs, a pan full of alfalfa, and a big bowl of nice, warmed raw milk. My birds LOVE raw milk, and since it is actually SNOWING (well, snow flurries, anyway), I figure that they would prefer it slightly warmed.
  2. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Pacific NW
    I hung a large purple cabbage for the first time.... those 23 (7+ week olds) chicks devoured it! OMG! They had an absolute blast! [​IMG]
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    I didn't get mine anything. Although, had I known it was going to snow since it hasn't snowed here since 1990, I would have gotten them all some snow shoes. They will not come out of the coop. They think it is a set up or something. They have never seen snow. It is hilarious. They are all piled up at the door looking out but are not, under any circumstances, coming out. I tossed scratch at them. Nope, still not coming out. [​IMG] I, on the otherhand, have been out playing in it almost all day.
  4. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Mine got Kale for the first time!

    Apparently it is was nutritous (sp) sorry I just had my own Christams Lunch!!!
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I didn't go to the store and buy them anything special, I just cleaned out the refrigerator last night and made a massively huge chicken bowl for them. It had to be done to make room for all of the food for Christmas. I gave it to them this morning (so it would be room temp. and not fridge temp) and they LOVED it! A huge smorgasboard of random everything from meat, veggies, breads, and fruits!!

    They were in heaven!!
  6. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    lots of scratch feed!
  7. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    They got hardwire cloth, a flock block and leftovers from the ham dinner (mostly the fat).
  8. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    A 6 pound can of corn. My wife wanted to give them (all 16) the whole can...I said NO! They also got some waffle, scrambled eggs, and cat food, which they did not care for.
  9. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    I stopped at the day-old bakery the other day and bought a whole bunch of 25 cent loaves of bread. Everybody (each pen of birds, not each bird!) got 2 loaves today, along with some collards (frozen but still perfectly good, just had to shake off the snow) and some apples from the garage that are starting to turn mealy but are still perfectly good.

    I only give them bread once a week at most, because it's kind of junk food for them, IMO, especially the white. This is just the cheap mass market type stuff along the lines of Wonder, but a local brand.
  10. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    Aloha & Merry Christmas to all!

    I cooked rice with beef stock/ water and they gobbled it up like candy! All crops were filled to the brim! Now they are all preening and some are bathing while others are sleeping! LOL!!!

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