Friday, December 27, 2013

Feathered Friend Friday: Christmas For Chickens

Welcome to our "Feathered Friend Friday" series. Each Friday I write a post with interesting facts, photos, or funny stories about our chickens and guineas. If you need to catch up, you'll find all the Feathered Friend Friday posts here   

Well, another Christmas has come and gone! I hope that you had a great holiday season this year. We spent lots of time with family this week and had plenty of down time, so we are enjoying our season.

Of course there are gifts for the humans this time of year, but I knew I couldn't leave out my feathered friends. I mixed up a special present just for them and judging by their reaction, I think it was a big hit.


Somewhere in that pile of feathers you may see they are feasting on some goodies. I gathered leftover corn, black beans, and scallions as a Christmas treat and they clearly enjoyed it. They really love beans, so I knew this would be a nice treat for them.


As usual, the food was gone in a flash. It always amazes me how fast several chickens can clean a plate! I love giving them special treats every once in a while and it's so fun to watch them go crazy over the food. Chicken TV is always entertaining.

Did you give your animals anything special for Christmas this year?

~Tammy

38 comments:

  1. I made our chickens a garland with cranberries, brussel sprouts and pear chunks. The brussel sprouts lasted the longest--which actually surprised me! They spent the day pecking at it...and I spent the day watching them enjoy it. :)

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  2. Love the photos of the chickens chowing down! They look very happy.

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  3. so very cute. i like making pets and wild critters happy. :)

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  4. If only all animals were treated so kindly! Nice to see they liked the treat so much!

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  5. Mine had leftover potatoes and pizza today. :)

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  6. Oh my girls got to frolic in the backyard since we're having a heat wave; it was 25 degrees Christmas day!

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  7. Our dogs received special chew bones. Nice to see you treated the girls well!!

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  8. Looks like they enjoyed every morsel. Fun, fun!

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  9. Your girls look lovely all together like that! Nicely lit photo - we're having nothing but grey skies and rain here in Scotland!

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  10. Tammy, they do look happy with their feed. It is nice you are able to spoil them..Have a happy weekend!

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  11. I love seeing all the different colored feathers gathered together! They do look quite happy and content and very healthy. My pets were sequestered in safe and quiet areas due to all the commotion, but afterwards we gave them a nice plate of leftovers, which they inhaled. :) Enjoy your weekend, Tammy! xo

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  12. Beans? Really? I was planning a black bean soup soon, guess I will make some extra beans to share :)

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  13. Lovely photos, Tammy!
    Greetings from Holland.

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  14. That's so sweet that the chickens got a special treat!!

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  15. YAY! I knew they would get a really special treat! I love how they all enjoy their feast together! Beautiful pics, as always!

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  16. Well, our dog got the bones from the pork roast if that counts :-)

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  17. Glad the chickens enjoyed their Christmas treat!!

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  18. Beans? I had no idea and must try that right away, extra protein yay! My girls are still molting here. Happy you had a happy holiday buddy!

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  19. Your chickens got delicious food. I can see that they are very happy.
    Greetings :)

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  20. They look like they had a happy Christmas. I always enjoy reading your post about your feathered friends..

    Hugs~

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  21. ha ha - too cute. :) My mother gave Jack a play mouse that makes noise and he LOVES to bat it around in the middle of the night. Fingers crossed he goes back to sleeping at night instead of playing.

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  22. Our neighbors had a ton of family for Christmas dinner. They saved the scraps for our chickens. :)

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  23. I have felt like a bad chicken mommy lately since we don't have much time to devote to our flock, but I did try giving them some mealworms on Christmas. Not their favorite treat! Haha

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  24. The ladies are a little neglected right now. Or so they think!

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  25. I gave ours cauliflower leaves from the garden. They were a big hit.

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  26. We gave our bunnies a special treat of celery and carrots. :-)

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  27. You are SO good to your girls!!! Happy New Year my friend. Sending tons of xoxo for an amazing 2014!

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  28. Awww so sweet, I bet they loved that!! Our critters always get a special treat depending on who it is, goat cookies, extra veggies for the rabbits, the chickens this year had butternut squash, and some other goodies... the big dogs get extra big bones :) Everyone gets something. It's half the fun of Christmas :)

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  29. I love seeing your feathered friends and the four legged ones as well. Sounds like they really had a great treat there too. My fur babies didn't get anything this Christmas since we're on vacation but I plan on spoiling them when we get back. Hope you had a great Christmas!

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  30. Awww - sweet pictures! Wishing you all a wonderful 2014.

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  32. It looks like they really loved their Christmas dinner! I gave my rabbit extra hay to burrow in, a baby carrot and although it's not food per say, she got new cotton 'blankie' to chew on because she loves to chew. ;-)

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  33. If it doesn't get eaten by the doggie first, the chickens get it. I LOVE that all our food gets eaten!
    Happy New Year to you both :)

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  34. They certainly are not coming up for air.....lol It must have been a feast of pleasure for them. I love the way you take care of all your animals.. I know they are happy and satisfied... Blessings!

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  35. You have such colorful chickens!! Healthy and spoiled chickens :-}}

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  36. I love feeding the chickens scraps. They seldom turn down anything : )

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