So, my fiance saw some videos on the internet with hanging cabbage heads that chickens were going crazy over.
Like this one:
So, he decided to try it out for both our small flock of three silkie chickens and our small flock of three larger chickens.
You can see how it looks hanging from the top and the bottom in the pictures directly below.
Sadly, none of our chickens showed much interest in the cabbage. The Silkies pecked a bit at pieces of cabbage on the ground. The bigger chickens pretty much completely ignored everything all together.
Maybe we should have tried lettuce? Either way, it was a pretty inexpensive experiment, since we had the string and hooks at home and cabbage is fairly cheap.
It’s pretty easy to make the hanging cabbage ball if you want to try it out. And, if you do, hopefully you have better luck than we did. Here’s one of the videos on youtube showing how to do it: