Our rooster does not like plastic bags. He is very adamant about it. My husband took a bag of oyster shell out for the hens and Mick put three holes in his pants and his leg. We thought he just had a problem with that specific bag, but yesterday, I went out with a plastic zip loc of arugula that was past its prime. The chickens love any kind of greens. As soon as I entered the run, with the bag in hand, Mick started up with his karate call and was flapping and carrying on. I pushed him back with the rake I carry while in there and stepped out again. I took the greens out of the bag and took only them into the run. He was as peaceful as could be. So maybe roosters know something we don’t. He’s not having rattly plastic bags in his space though. Now we have to figure out a replacement for those plastic feed and water dispensers in there. I’m pretty sure that make metal ones so that will be easy to fix.
And now a word from Pat (He wrote the last post also):
We are rapidly finding out that there are *unavoidable* plastics in our
food supply. Despite going the extra mile or two to purchase locally
produced milk from grass fed cows, you guessed it, we buy milk in
*plastic* containers. No other options offered. Not even for extra money.
Not to mention that such plastics are *not* recyclable. See:
http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Best-Recycle-Plastic.htm. I was looking
up the composition of the milk jugs, just to see the extra “goodies” we
are getting with the milk when I found that site. Worth a close read.