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Does anyone have any chicken entertainment ideas? My chickens are very happy all day long scratching in the yard, but as fall is setting in, the yard is turning into a mud patch. So I'm trying to think of alternative excitement for my girls. smile

post #2 of 10

Simple cheap entertainment for a muddy yard is piles of hay for them to scratch through. This will entertain them for a long time, & will help keep the mud down in your yard.

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post #3 of 10

Most chicken entertainment revolves around food. Try hanging a cabbage just above their reach. Or filling a suet feeder with greens/veggies. Or make or buy a flock block.

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #4 of 10

I have built perches at different heights and locations that my birds love to sit on and nap in the shade or sun for hours on end.

I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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I get by with a lil help from my hens.
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post #5 of 10

Most chicken entertainment revolves around food. Try hanging a cabbage just above their reach. Or filling a suet feeder with greens/veggies. Or make or buy a flock block.

Imp


I have bought the flock blocks before, but how do you make them and what good things do you put in them?  I make suet blocks for the wild birds and I know they love that. yippiechickieyippiechickieyippiechickie

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Married for 1 year to my DH (Been together for 17 years)  Live on 1 acre with our 2 dogs and 20 chickens that have names from "Criminal Minds".  We love our little bit of heaven.  And never plan on moving.
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post #6 of 10

They also like to roost during the day, in another place that is not the  dormitory. I've noticed that they seem very relaxed and pleased if they do that.
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post #7 of 10

a nice pan of dry sand for dustbathing?  Mine love to dust bathe.  Ive read of people putting wood ash and diotomaceous earth in with the sand for a bit of spa treatment to boot.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

Wife to an imported Irishman and Mother to a fine young lad, a fuzzy little dog and a few chickens.  Dreaming of land beside green pastures and still waters and watching the skies for signs and wonders.  Marantha
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post #8 of 10

A pile of fall leaves in a corner to scratch around in. Plus all the other suggestions already made by OPs...smile

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1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 2 EEs, 1 Partridge Rock, 1 Australorp, 1 Speckled Sussex and soon to hatch Blue Marans and Olive Egger plus the resident Malamute and 4 house cats
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post #9 of 10

My children enjoy pecking at ears of corn and any kind of worms -- squiggly worms are best!

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Barry is father to 21 hens, 3 cockerels, 2 cats and a currently unknown number of babies born today, Nov 10, 2011!
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post #10 of 10
I've found they they absolutely love music
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