Make a Cool Summer Treat for Your Chickens
- First, take a muffin tin pan and add a handful of treats to each cup, then top with about ¼ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, then top with a small bunch of fresh greens.
- Carefully fill each cup with tap water and place the filled muffin tray into the freezer.
Once the cups are completely frozen, pop one or two out on a hot summer day and treat your flock to a fun and nutritious cool snack!
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While all of your choices for roos are great, I really think Rocks should be included. I have had the best luck with my Barred Fock roos! They are very attentive to and protective of the girls, but also quite friendly/docile with me. You are absolutely correct about the ‘spending time with them’, too. My husband doesn’t normally spend much time with the chickens and my roos percieved him as a threat. I had to go out with him each day for a week – I’ld enter the pen first, but then let him feed the girls their afternoon treat. Between that and getting my husband to be more comfortable around both the hens & Roos, there were no more problems!
PS I’ve had Brahmas (from your list), and while they were sweet roos, they weren’t nearly as vigilant at keeping a watchful eye out while the girls were free ranging. Again, they were very sweet, but I’d take a Barred Rock Roo any day.