Sunday, January 26, 2014

OK, So We're Easily Entertained...

So today for Chickam we got the flock a watermelon, carved with the requisite happy face.

And added to it a new fun food item to entertain the chickens, a cabbage-on-a-string!
Same idea as the previously offered apple-on-a-string, only amped up.

Now they've had cabbage before...but not hanging swinging from a string.  But both items were welcomed and they dived right in...

...except for Rose on the far left, who for whatever reason decided instead to noodle around playing with molted feathers.

Everyone on Chickam decided that the melon looked a little bit TOO creepily happy to be eaten.  The girls stuck their heads right in, many ended up with a pink streak down the back of the heads & necks.

The more energetically they pecked, the more the cabbage swung around wildly, which of course only made it more fun as they tried to track it's motion and time their pecks.  They had a great time chasing it to and fro.

I don't know what the heck is going on here.  It looks like a Dadaist photo shoot.  Weedcat sneaking in on the right to photobomb, while Cam in the back looks for all the world like he's wearing a cabbage on his head.

In the end, after many hours the cabbage was reduced to it's core.  The watermelon is about half-eaten and will no doubt be enjoyed again tomorrow, although by morning it'll be frozen, which should make for some fine chicken confusion when we let them out of the coop first thing in the morning.


  1. That was so much fun to watch. Thank you VS for taking time to broadcast the show!

  2. You're welcome! We still have another cabbage for this weekend, but I'm not sure if the weather will be cooperating, we'll see how it goes.