Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Dose of Cute: Pizza Party


Attack! (taken 5/16/09)

© FarmgirlFare.com, the hand tossed, homemade sauced, fast growing foodie farm blog where there's something for everyone when we clean out a chest freezer, and the homegrown/homemade chicken food discussion continues in the comments section below. Feel free to join in the conversation.

And if you'd like to read more about what we feed our chickens and why, check out the comments section of yesterday's Dose of Cute. You'll also see why I never have time to reply to all of your comments—I easily get carried away!

17 comments:

  1. Morning Susan :-)

    We have a customer whose chickens eat all of the following: Sweetcorn, wheatgerm, lettuce, sardines (they LOVE sardines apparently), grated cheese, sunflower seeds, pasta (cooked), raisins. I think that pretty much means they eat almost anything, don't you? Love the colours of your chicks. Ciao for now. BW. X

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  2. Aw! They seem to be enjoying their pizza night, lol!

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  3. our chickens eat -- chicken! also pretty much anything we toss into their run except things with oil on them - no salad with dressing type stuff. I wish I were dedicated enough to make food for my chickens - but I think I'm wonderful if I make food for my PEOPLE. :::sigh::::

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  4. My chickens are about three months old now and are fully feathered and getting big. I did not know I could feed them scraps. I will have to see whats in the fridge and give it a try. When the garden starts producing then I will have all kinds of stuff to feed them. I can't wait to see what they like. Thanks

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  5. Gives a new meaning to the term "Chicken Pizza"!

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  6. Hi Susan!
    I got a pair of backyard hens a month ago in part because of your wonderful photos and stories... they live in a sturdy little tractor and freak out over grapes, corn, bugs and lunch salad leftovers from Whole Foods (terribly yuppie I know). Always a pleasure to read about your adventures!

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  7. I haven't found much that mine won't eat. They have been having fits over blueberries and blackberries that I have been picking for them now.

    The chicks have beautiful colors.

    Ramona

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  8. I read your comments section where what you fed chickens was debated. Some things were pretty funny. All I would offer of my opinion is everything you mentioned seemed fine... I would just worry if cooked food is ok... because they wouldnt really come across cooked food naturally... so is that an issue?

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  9. Oh, I bet they LOVED that pizza! (I sure would) - I used to make my chickens warm oatmeal in the winter, and some of the horse's warm bran feed with molasses. They just loved anything, pretty much, but I still gave them chicken feed in addition to all the bugs & scraps. I stopped giving them overgrown squashes when two developed a weird dropsy of some kind, and died. Other than that, they seemed to do just fine on a varied diet. Love to see those chicks growing up without visits from the foxes and coyotes!

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  10. Thanks for sharing pictures from your life. I dream of a life on a farm and admire you for actually making your dream happen!

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  11. ....and a sleepover too I'll bet. Was there a pillow fight?

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  12. Adorable little omnivores, these chickens. :)

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  13. Friends of mine rigged up a PVC pipe of one or two inch diameter, running from outside, through the chicken fence, to the chickens. When they handpicked Japanese Beetles, they'd send them down the pipe and the chickens would come running.

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  14. aww! they look like they're really enjoying it~!

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  15. Very cute! I was unaware that chicks ate so amny different things. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Hi FarmgirlFare. A friend recommended I check out your blog. I'm new to the whole farm thing, having moved from New York City to rural Virginia. Your blog has been a big help, as it's been a difficult transition for me, going from city to country. But it is getting easier. Today, in fact, Im getting my first delivery of chickens! 32 to be exact!!! Yikes! You can read about it at www.rurallyscrewed.com. Thanks for the great posts. Jessie K

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