Trash Hacker: Chickens Love Gingerbread Houses

By Rebecca Rockefeller (Originally posted on Rock Farmer)


I sometimes feel a bit sorry for our chickens. They have plenty of space, good things to eat, cozy egg boxes and all that, but I can see their dinosaur souls when I look into their eyes, and I’m sorry that they’re so small these days. It’s a good thing for me, since I can tell they’d be happy to eat me if they were large enough, but I imagine it’s frustrating to carry such ferocious genetic memories and find yourself so much reduced in power.

It’s gratifying to give them our gingerbread houses once the structures have been picked clean of candy and frosting. I like to imagine that our hens enjoy this sudden change in scale.

I’ve learned that I need to bring in a human demolition crew to break the gingerbread walls into beak-friendly pieces, though. We let our hens enjoy a good stomp around the homes, then crush everything up for them when they get bored.

chickens like gingerbread houses © Rebecca Rockefeller

Might you be interested in other reuse ideas related to your chickens? Try our Trash Backwards app where you can input words like “chicken coops” and find innovative ways to make a coop from materials you have at home:
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