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Chicken "toys"?

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Silly question, probably, but our dogs have toys and the cats have toys ... is there anything we can build/put into the run, to keep the chickens "stimulated'?  I let them out of the run (a large run) on supervised garden forays, after work, but they are very keen to get out, by that time and I'm just wondering if they get bored?

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Congratulations on your first post.  Try hanging a head of cabbage or 'flock block' in their pen so they have something to busy themselves with.

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Great idea!  thanks :-)

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My chickens enjoy this stupid ball with some scratch in it. http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/manna-pro-chicken-toy?cm_vc=-10005
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Its really easy to hang the cabbage too. Just screw an eye screw in the bottom of it and let it hang upside down. 

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Its really easy to hang the cabbage too. Just screw an eye screw in the bottom of it and let it hang upside down. 


Great idea!

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They like making a mess and kicking over "stuff".  A bale of hay, or a "forage box" (bits of "good stuff" in some hay) will have their attention pulling it to bits and kicking it all over.  

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