Chickens DIY Projects

Cabbage Pinata

I love to make a cabbage pinata about once a month for the girls during the winter.  They can’t resist as it dangles, twirls and just calls out to be pecked. Initially, they are fearful of this newcomer, but by the end of the day, I always find it pecked with holes.  For my flock of eight, an entire cabbage lasts about 2-3 days.
 Here is what you will need:

1 fresh head of cabbage
1 ball of twine
1 pair of scissors
a place to attach it in your run.


Cut a piece of string about 6 feet long.  It is important to keep the string in one long piece to prevent your flock from trying to eat it when the cabbage is gone.  Sometimes, they finish the cabbage when you are out.  This helps ensure the safety of your flock.


Wrap the string completely around the middle of the cabbage and tie it together once.



Flip over the cabbage and thread the two loose pieces of string underneath of the existing string.


Tie those two pieces of string together and make a knot.


It is that simple.  Now you are ready to take it out to your flock to enjoy.  You can tie off the loose ends together to hang it on an existing hook or chain or  try looping the string through a support beam in the run.

It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.
~Paulo Coelho
Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest and Keller and Keller

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