Chickens Love Cabbage!

filed under: I Am Mommy on March 20, 2016

I have been a bit under the weather the last few days. Nothing life threatening of course, but certainly sick enough to slow life down considerably.

Chickens Eating Cabbage

Thankfully, hubby was willing to run some errands yesterday.

Just so happened that the grocery store had cabbage on sale for .08 a pound! (Apparently this is a common sale that occurs after St. Patrick’s Day.) He picked up about 50 pounds… but not for us of course. 😉

Chickens Eating Cabbage

He grabbed a 1×4 board and screwed in four 3/5 inch screws. He then inserted the cabbage onto the screw.

Such an easy way to keep them in one place! (He’s pretty darn handy like that)

Chickens Eating Cabbage

They LOVE IT! Guineas and Chickens love cabbage! (I think the guineas even more than the chickens if that is possible)

Guineas Eating Cabbage

This is such an exciting time of year for the birds; they are starting to free-range again. Starting to explore the ground and world around them, visiting familiar places and enjoying the sun in their feathers.

But the ground is still sparse. Cold. And dead on the surface.

It does not sustain their hunger and when we can add some goodness to their diet it is a good day.

Guineas Eating Cabbage

Thank goodness for handy hubbies who see a great opportunity to plump up our birds!

He has refilled the four cabbages 3 times now in 16 hours. And with 40+ pounds to go, I think we are going to have some very happy, plump, and energetic birds!

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  • Katie says:

    Such a clever idea creating that feeding station for them all! I bet they are so pleased to have to weather to spread their wings and be out in the fresh air again, they look very happy!

    Katie X

  • Robin says:

    Great photos! Great idea. Feel better soon. Spring colds and flus are the pits lol. As usual, always enjoy your writing and all that you share.

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