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I just got a chicken swing for my chickens. How do i get them to use it? Do they just need time to discover it?

I have 2 hens. Both easter eggers named Buttons and Buffi.
I also have 3 female ducks, 1 drake, and 5 ducklings!
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I have 2 hens. Both easter eggers named Buttons and Buffi.
I also have 3 female ducks, 1 drake, and 5 ducklings!
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post #2 of 43

They prob need to just realize it wont hurt them. btw, whats a chicken swing? it sounds fun :)

Proud owner of 4 Americanas, a Mutt, Chihuahua, Green-Cheeked Conure, a Black Cat, and a Tabby Cat. <3 em all! 
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Proud owner of 4 Americanas, a Mutt, Chihuahua, Green-Cheeked Conure, a Black Cat, and a Tabby Cat. <3 em all! 
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post #3 of 43

Do you have a pic you could share? never heard of a chicken swing before!

Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

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1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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post #4 of 43
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I found this video on youtube of a chicken swinging on a chicken swing. It's a great way to entertain your chickens, making a jungle jim for them.

 

I have 2 hens. Both easter eggers named Buttons and Buffi.
I also have 3 female ducks, 1 drake, and 5 ducklings!
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I have 2 hens. Both easter eggers named Buttons and Buffi.
I also have 3 female ducks, 1 drake, and 5 ducklings!
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post #5 of 43

Can a chicken be taught to use a chicken swing if they haven't grown up with one?

I raise red sex links.  I'm a chicken enthusiast who does photography and gardening on the side.  I live in tropical northern Australia.  Feel free to PM me about anything you like.    

How to Train Your Chicken  -  Red Sex Links  -  Egg Binding  -  My Coop Checklist  -  Gardening with Chickens

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I raise red sex links.  I'm a chicken enthusiast who does photography and gardening on the side.  I live in tropical northern Australia.  Feel free to PM me about anything you like.    

How to Train Your Chicken  -  Red Sex Links  -  Egg Binding  -  My Coop Checklist  -  Gardening with Chickens

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post #6 of 43
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Originally Posted by darwinchooks View Post

Can a chicken be taught to use a chicken swing if they haven't grown up with one?

 

Yes 

I have 2 hens. Both easter eggers named Buttons and Buffi.
I also have 3 female ducks, 1 drake, and 5 ducklings!
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I have 2 hens. Both easter eggers named Buttons and Buffi.
I also have 3 female ducks, 1 drake, and 5 ducklings!
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post #7 of 43

that is so cool! Now I want to get one for my girls!

Proud owner of 4 Americanas, a Mutt, Chihuahua, Green-Cheeked Conure, a Black Cat, and a Tabby Cat. <3 em all! 
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Proud owner of 4 Americanas, a Mutt, Chihuahua, Green-Cheeked Conure, a Black Cat, and a Tabby Cat. <3 em all! 
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post #8 of 43

wow, I would think that the constant motion would make them dizzy and would not like it, apparently these chickens in the video seem to enjoy it. Amazing, I never would have conceived  an idea like this as much as I think about ways to keep them entertained in the winter so they can have less squabbles.

9 very friendly and happy hens, all laying great eggs and 20 chicks growing fast as weeds, a super great husband that puts up with my brand new hobby.

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9 very friendly and happy hens, all laying great eggs and 20 chicks growing fast as weeds, a super great husband that puts up with my brand new hobby.

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post #9 of 43

I love it! I'm going to build one tomorrow! I have no doubts at all that some of my 20 chickens will get some use out of it.

One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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post #10 of 43

I built it, and they came! Or rather, they got used to it, and then hopped on for a test drive! It was the youngest member of the flock, Mable, a five-month old Welsummer, who had the courage to try it first.

One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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