What to get the chickens for Christmas???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SeaChick, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Hello everyone-

    Christmas IS coming, and this is our first gift-giving holiday with chickens. Our six girls are all laying now and they need presents.

    So what to give them????

  2. Hows about some little lettuces hanging on strings for them to jump up and peck at, then a clear cylinder or ball with little crickets inside that they can roll around the pen and make the poor little crickets dizzy!!!
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    The crickets don't last long enough here to get dizzy!! lol! [​IMG]
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I was just thinking the same thing....Ohhh, whatto do for the babies....all 65 of them!!!!! So...here is what I planned out....

    On the night before Christmas...I'll rush through the house
    Grabbing Oatmeal, and raisins....so no ones left out.
    I'll stand at the stove, stirring pot after pot...
    and packing in bowls, to microwave hot.
    DH in the arm chair, warm from the fires glow...
    I will be trudging, through mountains of snow.
    OFF TO THE COOP so the babies get fed.....
    warm oatmeal and raisins...just before bed.
    I'll pat fuzzy butts, kiss feathered heads light
    and make sure to turn on thier rooster night light.
    As I leave I will whisper...sleep well little ones
    For tomorrow is Christmas...and Santa will come.
  5. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    TOO cute Deb.

    Mine have been hinting around for ALL the latest electronics, water heater, mat/floor heater, lighting on timers.....
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Very cute, Deb.
    I'm sure mine will want the same thing they always want... FOOD! Maybe they'll get lucky and find some crickets or mealworms in their stockings! [​IMG]
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Carrie... [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chicken stockings.....I can see it now...65 little red stockings...hanging all over the coops!! Ohhh, DH would definately think I lost it then!
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:Ohhh no... They aren't getting a stocking EACH! [​IMG]
    Wait, did you say "hanging all over the coop"? Now that I can do! [​IMG]
    ::thinking up a plan::
  9. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Oh Deb that poem is so cute!

  10. Oh Deb, that is such a beautiful poem, It shows that your mind is indeed in a great place now, thank Heavens, glad you are having fun at last!!!
    I can see all of your little stockings, how are you going to put their names on them so they wont fight over them.

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