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What did your Birds get for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by HouseCat, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. HouseCat

    HouseCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens got:
    a nice bag of scratch
    6 heads of Managers Special Romaine Lettuce
    their waterers filled with some warm Pine Needle Tea
    their favorite Minced Garlic Yougurt

    My Pigeons got:
    a bowl of hot peas and corn

    They also got a present to share.

    Homemade Bath Salts

    1-2 tbs per gallon. Mix into 1 cup of hot water and add that to your bath water. @ 1-2 tbs/gallon, The birds can take a drink or two without any ill effects. My grandmother puts 1tbs of borax in her bird baths to rid the wild birds of bugs in hopes that it will keep her chickens parasite free.

    It leaves their feathers silky soft, is good for their skin, brightens white birds super white, and doubles as a flea/lice/mite dip.

    My recipe consists of

    2 cups Borax
    1 cup Epsom Salt
    1 tbs Baking Soda
    1 tbs Sea Salt (that Himalayan Pink Salt looks pretty)
    1 tbs Hydrated Lime (Powdered Limestone)

    Optionally added for Aromatherapy

    1 tsp powdered ginger/cinnamon/sage/rosemary/basil/oregano/juniper berries
    1 tbs VetRX or essence of lavender/rose/vanilla/etc

    Try it out, your birds will thank you for it.
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    My chickens got meal worms from my grandmother. :) She knows me too well.
  3. HouseCat

    HouseCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    You know you're chicken crazy when your friends and family buy your chickens presents. That's too funny.
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Wow, mine got shelled hard boiled eggs.
  6. Ha ha ha ha ha ha! well, Rita and all the chicken's got let out of the coop on chrismas for a gift!

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