Edible Holiday Garlands for your Backyard Flock

| 12/3/2012 1:50:58 PM

Tags: edible garlands, Christmas, Backyard chickens, flock, eggs, treats, healthy, Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl,

Winter can mean that your chickens are shut up inside for long periods of time depending on where you live. At the very least, greens and bugs are at a minimum.  Boredom can lead to picking and other bad behavior, so I like to make edible garlands for my flock to keep them busy and occupied.

 garland hens 

In the past I have used popcorn, grapes, walnuts and raisins, but this year I went BIG with radishes, Brussels sprouts and hard-boiled eggs. [Hint: steam your eggs and they will peel perfectly every time!]  I had a bowl of eggs that needed to be used, so this was the perfect time to string some garlands.

 bowls of veggies 

To make assembly a bit easier, I drilled a hole through the vegetables first using a small drill bit.  Then using sturdy twine and an embroidery needle, I strung three garlands in no time.

 drill garland 

Patricia Martinez
12/9/2012 4:55:27 AM

cool idea. Im going to try this

12/5/2012 3:26:13 AM

Lisa, you are just full of good ideas. Kabobs for chickens are very creative. They certainly are spoiled. That's for sure. I would say there's no boredom in your flock. Have a great edible garland day with your chickens.

Heather Jackson
12/4/2012 9:33:58 PM

What beautifully spoiled chickens you have! Cool idea!

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