Tuesday, June 3

Tuesday Daily Dose of Cute:
Chicken Snacks (Not a Recipe)


© Copyright 2008 FarmgirlFare.com, where yes, we sometimes feed our chickens stale crackers - and that bright yellow comb sprouting out of this little chick's head is one of those
rooster signs I was talking about. There's still hope for a hen, but right now it's not looking too good. Bummer - for him and us.


  1. Doggone - it is hard when they turn out to be roosters (or in our case - bucks) - you feel a tad sad. Great picture though - chooks aerobics!

  2. I was laughing at the title of this post - "Chicken Snacks (Not a Recipe)". Very funny. Ritz crackers with peanut butter is a favorite snack here.

  3. See, this is why we need to get on making that chicken coop--we always have whole BOXES of stale crackers and bread that currently go to our dogs, but we can't eat the dogs and they don't lay eggs (good thing--I'd worry about them if they did), so feeding it to chickens would be much more practical.

  4. Do you keep any of the roosters or do they become meals or sale them? Just curious! Blessings, ~*~

  5. Ha! I never thought of giving stale crackers to our chickens. :)

    Here their favorite snack is watermelon!

  6. It looks like those crackers are shaped like chickens....how funny! I must find some for my chickens.

  7. It's true - everyone loves Ritz Crackers!

  8. aaaack!
    In the picture it looks like you're feeding the chickens GARLIC 'SCAPES!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Those are some incredible kind of YUMM that comes only once a year!
    Say it ain't so!

  9. Gah! Are you throwing your garlic scapes to the chickens?!?!?!?! Nooooooooooooooo!!!

    Those are the best! Many countries in Asia don't use the bulb of garlic, they use the scape (much like green garlic).

    Also, when the bulbils form in the garlic flower, they are actually teeny garlic cloves that you don't need to peel. They are SO delicious (and perfect for addition to, say, scones. ;) ).

    Wait until the garlic forms the nice scapes, and when they get all curly, wait a couple of days. Then clip them, and put them in vases/jars with water. They'll continue to develop without taking size from your garlic heads. They'll open and mature. Then the bulbils will loosen a bit and the scapes get all brown and dead-icky. At that point, pull 'em and hang 'em. Cure them just like you would garlic. Then, plant the bulbils for more garlic or else use the bulbils as garlic in recipes. YUM!

  10. I just chop up the "curl" and use it in place of chopped cloves.
    It has a little sweeter a tast.


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