Sunday, 4 February 2018

Popcorn Chicken


When we go to the cinema ... this year we are once again watching as many films as we can again with our Cineworld cards ... we tend to loiter until the end of the credits and as we walk out we pick up any abandoned bags of popcorn and bring them home with us.  Sometimes it's amazing that people will buy a huge bag and then only eat an inch or so of the popcorn before leaving the rest on the floor as they leave.

Well our chickens love the stuff, it is after all only the corn they get to eat each day as their daily treat ... but popped!

Then the other day I had a brainwave, the bags that it comes in are the perfect size to hold a bag of potatoes neatly in the kitchen cupboard.  Left in their polythene bag the potatoes sweat, even if it is cut open, and once they sweat they go soft much quicker.  So now I keep a couple of popcorn bags back ready to store any potatoes  in.

I have also decided to keep the large 20kg bags that the chickens actual corn comes in for storing our homegrown potatoes in after our harvests this year ... WHY did I never think to do this before?


I'd better go ... someone has come over to let me know that it really is time for corn. 
They're a bossy lot my chickens.

Sue xx

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  1. Genius ideas!
    I made a potato bag but it was too small so was a bit annoying. I must make another one at some point.
    J x

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  2. An obvious 'DUH' moment.

    Joan (Devon)

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  3. It is most often the simple ideas that are elusive, but now you are on a roll.

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  4. My local independent movie theater saves all it's popped but unsold popcorn each evening and it is collected by a nearby organic farm. The theater uses organic corn and real butter and you put on your own salt/spices so the unsold is nothing but corn.

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  5. When there is leftover popcorn I shall know what to do with it in the future.
    Are your chickens wings clipped?

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    1. Very rarely. We had a few escapologists in last years batch so we clipped their left wings ... but they managed to get round this by climbing instead ... clever things are chickens 😉

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  6. Hahaha people must think you are crazy, but good on you for taking all of the popcorn with you. The chickens must be super happy.

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    1. Some people give us a funny look, but we explain and they usually say 'what a good idea' or 'good for you'. The chickens love it.

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  7. Afternoon Sue

    Your chickens are SO lucky to have a such a lovely 'Mummy' :-D I bet the cleaner at the cinema loves you - you do her cleaning up for her! Keeping chickens is wonderful - although makes it difficult to go off on holiday (unless you have a house sitter).

    Have a good afternoon.

    Carol

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  8. A great way for those chickens of yours to get a free treat, and kudos to you for keeping things out of the landfill.

    Harvey just asked me if the popcorn was salted and if that caused any problems?

    God Bless.

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    1. There's minimal salt flavour on them ... I try some every now and then to make sure :-)

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  9. as my DH says... "good for her!" Better in the chickens than in the garbage/ landfill. I too wondered about the so-called butter and salt.

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    1. There's no butter as it is air-popped and there's minimal salt flavour added. Nothing to worry about.

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  10. It's surprising how long potatoes will keep in the right conditions. Mine are in the out house in an old pillowcase. Under a dark blanket to keep out the light. Works a treat. Clever chickens, clever mum making sure they benefit from waste.

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  11. I find it better to turn the feed bag inside out so no feed sticks to the potatoes

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    1. That's a good idea. No matter how much I shake them out there's always a little corn dust that stays inside.

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  12. Your chicken on the doorstep photo made me laugh!

    Plus I'm craving some Popcorn now....

    Deb in Ohio

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  13. If you haven't already listened to Gardeners Question Time on Radio 4 last week, well worth catching up on the website. It was based at Bob Flowerdew's place and there is a brilliant piece about half way through about how to maximise use of your polytunnels, including staged level planting (he puts most of his salad stuff in hanging baskets now, using straw on the ground as it reduces humidity and stops rot. Programme should be up for about 4 weeks, def worth a listen.

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  14. Do you ever make popcorn on the Aga? It’s convenient and fun!

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