Living in Minnesota, we are able to experience all four seasons. That’s one of the reasons I love living here! All of the seasons are special in their own way, but the season that sits at the top of my list is definitely fall.
The air becomes crisp, the leaves turn beautiful colors and can we just talk about pumpkin spice everything for a minute? I love it all! So, naturally, I decided to make this fall a bit more special for my girls. It didn’t cost me a thing, and they had so much fun. The majority of my chickens are molting right now, so I thought they needed a little perking up!
Fall activities to do with your chickens:
First off, if you grow pumpkins, squash, or melons you will have a very inexpensive treat selection for your flock. They will eat pumpkin and squash raw or cooked. I left the pumpkin whole but poked holes for them to peck at.
Along with the pumpkin, I also gave them their favorite treat ever, WATERMELON! My chickens absolutely love it. Smash one up it up and give it to your girls. They will love you for it.
Did you know that chickens don’t like piles? Try it once. Rake a pile of leaves or pile up some bedding and see how long it takes for them to level it out. My daughter helped with the leaf pile. The girls were very curious and had so much fun scratching around in there. Before we knew it, they had it leveled off and were having fun investigating the leaves.
Find a new log, pile up some hay bales, or string some apples on some twine. You can even bake them a chicken scratch and mealworm cake. Click the link to find my recipe for “Happy’s Birthday Cake”.
Whatever you decide to do with your chickens, just remember that the more time you spend with them, the more they will bond with you. I get asked often how my chickens are so tame. And the answer is simple. I spend a lot of time with them and introduce them to new and fun adventures!
Providing your flocks with new activities keeps them entertained and prevents them from getting bored. Bored chickens equal ornery chickens! It doesn’t have to be expensive or overwhelming. Just use some of the items you have around your home or your garden and you will be set!
Happy Fall everyone!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go find a pumpkin spice latte.
–The Wing Lady