We recently started giving table scraps as a treat to our young chickens. They are incredibly funny to watch when it comes to new experiences. You can almost see the wheels turning as they try to sort out why something in their environment has changed. Some table scraps have been a hit and other items a very clear miss. Apparently our chickens are not big fans of mashed potatoes but do like the meat from pot roast. One of the chickens was very clear in letting us know how she felt about the mashed potatoes. Whenever she got them on her beak she immediately ran to the other side of the coop to wipe her beak off on the floor. When she got an item from the treat bowl that she liked she would drag it off and quickly attack it. I can almost see why people put cameras in their chicken coops to observe their behavior because it is pretty entertaining.
Posted by LJN at 2:39 PM