Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Hen Treats for Daddys kids.

My husband is the typical daddy. Mommy does all the chores like morning feedings and cleaning up after the feathered kids and daddy gets to do the fun stuff. Like give them treats! All he has to do is holler "Sally.....worms!" and she comes running over like the devil himself is chasing her! 
As soon as Sally goes running I swear the chickens talk amongst themselves and say..."She did it again! Sally got us treats!" and they go barreling after her. Normally he scatters them on the ground but today he was letting Sally eat right out of the container. Their favorite is Happy Hens Treats. They go through them like mad!

mealworms for hens

When the rest of the Marans crew rushed up they joined right in, sticking their heads into the dried meal worms for their favorite snack. After several minutes of this mommy had to jump in and say "don't give them too much, they'll get a bellyache" (I know chickens don't get bellyaches, I was just being a mommy. LOL) Finally he closed the treats up and went to put them away. I guess the kids weren't done eating though, they followed him all the way back running right alongside that treat jar. They must have known daddy would stop and give them more before he put them away!


Spoiled little feather balls aren't they?

~L 

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4 comments:

  1. That's funny!
    I love your building, it's soo pretty! Your marans in your last post are gorgeous! I would love to have that breed one day. Their eggs are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! You should get some Marans, they are great birds. I like their temperament.

      ~L

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  2. I've seen those in the feed shops before but they are sort of expensive in our area. Do you have somewhere that has a good price on them? I'd love for our chicks to get some treats. I saw one blogger is raising her own but I'm not sure I want to do that either.

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    1. I raised them a few times. Just in the summer, because I don't want them in the house! lol I keep them in the garage in a plastic aquarium with oats and apple or carrot pieces. That's all there is to it. You should try it!

      ~L

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