I love my girls and hate to see them upset with each other. During winter, boredom can set in and the girls get a bit peck-ish… and I don’t mean hungry. Maybe more like hangry! Providing a few distractions seems to help and this treat bottle is so quick and easy to make! Just a few supplies and you’re done! Here’s what you’ll need:
- A plastic water bottle. Size depends on the amount of chickens you have… or just make more than one!
- An awl or sharp device that can poke holes in the plastic bottle.
- A funnel.
- Treats to fill the bottle.
Treats are a great way to have your chickens learn to trust and love you but be careful not to overindulge them with snacks, it’s easy to do! ~Niki Dee
The girls eyed the treat bottle with some suspicion at first but then Dumpling, who is afraid of nothing and no one, stepped in to check it out. As soon as she started pecking at it, the others showed interest. Even Onslow the Rooster came in to feast.
I’ll be using these bottles during the worst of our winter when I just can’t let the kids roam in the larger area we have for them. Coming soon will be an instructional video and post on how to assemble a REALLY easy “Chicken Tether Ball”… Yup, you heard me right! LOL…
What kinds of things do you do to keep your chickens happy?