Tis’ the season to “peck the halls” and no self-respecting homesteader can consider the halls officially decked until the coop is decorated too! I racked my brain this year trying to figure out coop decor that would be chicken friendly.
I made a wreath for the door with some of the boughs removed from all the trees we cleared this season so I had that covered. But I was looking for something a little more. That’s when it dawned on me! Chicken treat ornaments! These are super simple to make, they would be a fun activity to do with the littles, and they bring a whole lot of cheer to the flock. So, by all counts a win.
You’ll only need a few basic supplies and just a little time and you too can bring chicken-friendly holiday cheer to your flock.
DIY Chicken Treat Ornament Supplies:
Plastic Christmas ornaments in various sizes - Hopefully it goes without saying, do not use glass or anything with glitter.
Cotton string or ribbon.
A large cookie sheet or another shallow flat container.
Peanut butter, I would recommend using natural or homemade peanut butter free of sugars and added salt or oils
DIY Chicken Treat Ornament Ingredients:
Unsalted nuts and/or sunflower seeds
Various dried herbs of your (or your chicken's) choice
DIY Chicken Treat Ornament Instructions:
Pour all of your ingredients, cracked corn, mealworms, nuts, and herbs into the cookie sheet or shallow dish and mix thoroughly.
Coat your plastic ornaments in a thick layer of peanut butter. This is a messy job, and it is helpful to have an extra plate or dish to set the ornaments down on as you work.
Roll the peanut butter-coated ornaments in the corn/mealworm mixture until your ornament is completely coated and no more peanut butter is showing.
Attach string or ribbon to each ornament. Then, decorate your coop and watch your chickens become filled with the Christmas spirit!
From Our Family to Yours, We Wish You a Very Merry Cluckmas!
Our house is in full holiday fun mode, so stay tuned for more holiday cheer! In the meantime, we wish you a Merry Cluckmas (uhhh.. Christmas). If you make these for your flock tell us all about it in the comments below, and as always, until next time,