If your flock is like mine they LOVE to gobble up dried mealworms. Recently I learned about Chubby Mealworms. I hadn’t heard of them before so I was excited to learn about a new company. I think you can guess by their name what they sell…mealworms and other dried bugs, just up the chickens’ alley! They graciously sent me a bunch of samples for the girls to try.
A few weeks ago, the kids and I planted seedlings for the garden. We placed three seeds in each planting hole, hoping that at least one would germinate. We grew terrific seedlings, in fact too many! It was time to thin out the seedlings. Thinned seedlings make a tasty and nutritious snack for the chickens.
|Today’s treats for the chickens|
Spring sure does feel like it is just around the corner. This entire Winter, I have tried to give the chickens a generous helping of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. In addition to the scratch, the chickens look forward to their late morning variety of treats. Today they enjoyed mushrooms, red grapes, strawberries, arugula, romaine lettuce and a tomato.
I try to make sure that everyone in the flock gets to enjoy the treats including Meesha and Autumn at the bottom of the pecking order. While the larger girls dominate the treatball, I toss many smaller pieces into the further section of the run. This keeps everyone happy with little arguing.
|Treat for me|
Chickens are happy when they have treats. I especially have enjoyed them leaving treats for me on a daily basis this Winter. Their freshly laid warm eggs feel great in my cold hands after thawing out their frozen waterers. We definitely take care of each other. Isn’t that what families are all about?