Two Hours Later

by CountryThreads on March 15, 2017

I went to the barn two hours after hanging the cabbage tether.  This is what I found.


And you wondered if they’d eat it?

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Sharon March 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Maybe they’re Irish and enjoyed their cabbage a wee bit early!

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Emily March 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm

Lol. I know mine would eat it! And, right down to the core. Little piggies aren’t they, Mary.

You take care.

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K. Gerber March 15, 2017 at 8:21 pm

How awesome is that!?! I so enjoy seeing what’s
new with you and yours …each day! Thanks for sharing all that you do!

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Jean Elliott March 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Too funny! I love it!

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Donna O March 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Mary so funny. I like Sharon’s comment about being a ” wee bit Irish 🍀 ” Thanks Mary

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Carolyn March 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Bet they wonder where you have been shopping for them.

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Ginny March 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm

Guess Rick will be in the cabbage drilling business!

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Jody March 15, 2017 at 9:18 pm

How did he get it to hang and stay put

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Carolyn Boutilier March 15, 2017 at 9:24 pm

they really cleaned house on the cabbage. I think we saw the same idea on the web.
Cold here in VA . Carolyn B

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Diane March 15, 2017 at 9:26 pm

Wow. I had no idea they’d eat it!! Obviously, I know nothing about chickens despite being married to someone who grew up on a chicken farm!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to the chickens:)

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Robin Boggan March 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm

How funny! I guess they like a little green too!

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Debbie grisanti March 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm

OMG!!!!! Can’t believe they ate it all. If I ate that I’d have gas and bloating forever!!!!!,,,

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pam forsling March 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Maybe they do too!

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Susan March 15, 2017 at 9:49 pm

When I had chickens I put a section from a straw bale in the pen and boy did that keep them busy and it was interesting to watch too! My daughter in law feeds her hens kale from her garden in the spring and summer and they love it!
I love reading your posts about your animals. Thanks for the entertainment!

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Pam March 15, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Wonder if you’ll have eggs with a hint of slaw?!??!? Cool!

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Kathy Hanson March 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm

Looks like they loved it – and would appreciate another sometime!!!

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Sue March 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

That’s hilarious. Think I’ll try that with my girls.

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Bobbie Knight March 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm

I need to try this with my chickens! Thank you for the great idea!

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Nicole Hanson March 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

Ha! Ha! What a great idea! Seems to have kept them busy! My high school friend in Ohio has chickens and ai am sending her your cabbage tether ball idea!!!!

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Donna from Oz March 16, 2017 at 4:06 am

Mary, way too cool!

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Synthia Noble March 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

Amazing!!!

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Kelley March 16, 2017 at 7:42 am

That’s hilarious! I knew they would go for it…just didn’t know they would eat it down to the core so fast. Wow.

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Sue Blazevski March 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

Looks like they LOVED the cabbage tether. I think you have started something new. Love your pictures of all your farm animals!!!!
Sue

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Karen L Chaudoin March 16, 2017 at 8:24 am

Okay so it is a smorgasbord tether ball game! Funny and I am glad they enjoyed it!

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Loris Mills March 16, 2017 at 9:21 am

I’d say it was a hit! Sweet of you to take such good care of all these critters. It warms my heart 🙂

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Sneed March 16, 2017 at 9:34 am

That is just great!! Another thing that we do when the corn comes in…my husband sticks a welding rod through the corn cob and we stick several into the ground in the pen. It looks like corn popsicles and the chickens pick them clean. Really fun to watch. I’ll have to try the cabbage on mine, too.

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CountryThreads March 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

Sneed – I love that idea with the corn. Rick used a welding rod to feed the twine through the cabbage and then put a big wooden “washer” on the end to keep the twine in place.

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Ginney Camden March 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

I wonder if regular backyard birds would eat cabbage too.

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Diane March 16, 2017 at 11:53 am

Hi Mary–Here’s one from my husband who grew up with 27,000 chickens. They used to put out Sears-Roebuck and Montgomery Wards catalogues and they’d peck and eat those. He said if they didn’t have something to peck, they’d peck each other and could even peck each other to death. I am learning so much from you!! Thanks:) Diane

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Jo Kramer March 16, 2017 at 5:17 pm

I think fresh greens look especially tasty in the winter…I bet they did too.

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Paula March 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

Rooting for Iowa tonight.Paula in KY

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Karen March 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I knew they’d enjoy their tasty treat. What surprised me is that they’re eating it top down instead of bottom up.

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Rebecca Haines March 16, 2017 at 10:21 pm

I always got a kick out of giving the chickens a zucchini that had grown way too large! They sure enjoyed it. I live in a small cottage now so no more chicks I always enjoy your post they bring back happy memories.

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Ann Barlament March 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm

I’ve seen everything…cabbage soccer, winner eats the ball.😊

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