Boredom is always a concern with chickens being cooped up during long, cold, dreary winters. Boredom can lead to pecking and bullying, so I work hard to keep my chickens busy. I'm always looking for new ways to amuse them, so imagine my delight when Hentastic® Treats contacted me and asked if I would like to try out some of their products.
Hentastic® Treats are exciting because in addition to including flock favorites such as sunflower seeds and mealworms, they also are jam-packed with nutritious herbs such as mint, parsley, oregano, garlic, ginger and fennel. (The benefits of the various herbs for your flock can be found HERE.)
I already add lots of fresh and dried herbs to my chickens' diet, so my chickens are accustomed to the taste and gobbled up the Foraging Feast pellets without hesitation!
But the real hit was the Chick Stick Hanging Feeder. Shaped like a log with holes in it that you slide the sticks through, it proved to be our flock favorite. In fact, Violet and Annie enjoyed it so much, Annie went off to find the rest of the girls to tell them to come try it too!
I suspended the holder from the shepherd's crook I normally have in the run for my lettuce pinata baskets, slid the Chick Sticks into the slots and then waited. Of course there was a bit of normal suspicion from the girls as they eyed the new addition. They circled and paced, pretended not to be interested, but all it took was for one to give the stick an exploratory peck and they all dove right in.
It didn't take long for them to empty the feeder. I'll be filling it with more sticks, comfortable knowing they contain Omega-3, 6 and 9 for healthier chickens and more nutritious eggs, as well as added calcium for strong eggshells. Bottom line, both the chickens and I give Hentastic® Treats two thumbs up!
Visit Hentastic® Treats to buy these and more nutritious, delicious herbal treats for your chickens.
-Feeder sells for just $4.99, sticks for $3.99 and the Foraging Treats just $5.99-
Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes, however no additional compensation was received. All opinions are purely from my own personal observations and experience.
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