How to Make Edible Christmas Garland for Your Chickens

We are a week out from Christmas! Do you have all your shopping done? I am actually up to my eyeballs in all things Christmas. But because I don’t have enough to do (insert eyeroll here!) I decided to take a break and make my girls something fun. I didn’t go overboard on decorating the girls’ coop this year, but I did want to spruce it up with some homemade decorations. Edible Christmas garland is a perfect addition to your coop. And the best part? You don’t have to take it down…the girls do all the work!

What you will need:

  • Twine or string

  • Fruits and veggies (I picked my chickens’ favorite!)

  • A needle or a bent paper clip to “thread” the garland

  • Something like a drill or nail to poke a hole through the bigger items like Brussel sprouts (I used a meat syringe because it’s what I found quick!)

Wash all produce. Some people have even used hard boiled eggs which adds beautiful white coloring to your garland as well as added protein for your chickens! I didn’t do that today, but that’s a great option.

Simply thread all of your produce up and go hang it somewhere that your girls can get to. This garland is beautiful, yummy and a boredom buster as well!


Season’s greetings, everyone!

–The Wing Lady

Published by Annie

Annie Wing is the author of Strong Animals Chicken 101 blog. She is a busy mom with 3 active kids. Annie and her family reside on an acreage in the Redwood River Valley in Minnesota. She enjoys gardening and her absolute favorite pastime is doting on her 28 chickens!