Well they absolutely love the new treat ball! Today it is filled with apples, lettuce and strawberries. It keeps them entertained for about 2 hours. I think that this is going to be very useful once winter boredom arrives. Plus it is an opportunity to supplement their diet with fresh organic produce.
Happy Halloween everyone! Even the chickens are getting treats. I ordered a few things including more Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, a treat ball, nesting box blend and a pest pistol. Boy are those chickens spoiled!
I love the diatomaceous Earth. See my October 2010 entry Fossils for Chickens for more information about it. I also ordered the girls a treat ball. It can be stuffed with all types of vegetables and goodies to keep the girls occupied from boredom.
I have always been intrigued by the nesting box blend. I thought, why not give it a try! Here is their exact description of the nesting box blend. I could not have said it better.
Think of this as a daily way to ward off the creepy crawlies and bugs that love to bug your chickens. Adding Nesting Box Blends to nesting boxes during regular scheduled cleanings keeps your chickens calm and free of mites, lice etc. Can be used along with Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Contains 100% organic, fair trade herbs, flowers and oils blended for a soothing and bug free egg laying experience. Younger chickens often experience stress when they begin to lay eggs. Even older experienced layers can feel stress from time to time. Allow this special and caring formulation to benefit laying hens of all ages – your eggs will be even more wonderful!