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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by CluckyInKY View Post

We have 6 "girls" that are quickly outgrowing their makeshift brooder. Approx 5 weeks old. Their run has been built- an 8x12- but the wire has not been buried around the perimeter yet. We let them out for "recess" for 2 or 3 hours twice a day (morning and late afternoon). The coop is under construction and will be done in the next week or so. As you can see in this picture, my girls are bored! I would let them out in the run more often but my husband and I both work full time (he's a farmer, and I have an insurance business). Any advice on how to keep them entertained during the day would be greatly appreciated!
post #12 of 15
I suggest getting a big kiddie swimming pool. And mine like to listen to music and take dust baths. And I am giving them baby size perches to practice.
post #13 of 15

I got some rabbit toy balls that were made of basket material...they roll them around, stand on them...and I have tree branch perches in there. It helps. I'm in the same situation and they're going to the bigger coop this weekend!!!

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Originally Posted by salsss View Post

I got some rabbit toy balls that were made of basket material...they roll them around, stand on them...and I have tree branch perches in there. It helps. I'm in the same situation and they're going to the bigger coop this weekend!!!
I feel like mine have doubled in size over the past week and a half! They are about 5 weeks now. MUST. FINISH. COOP.
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I feel like mine have doubled in size over the past week and a half! They are about 5 weeks now. MUST. FINISH. COOP.
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