Bird toys?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nyxish, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nyxish

    Nyxish Out Of The Brooder

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    So my mom loves the chickens. It's kind of adorable. She asked me if the chickens would like bird toys - like parrot toys? - for the coop for Christmas. And i... have no idea. i'm kind of assuming they are uninterested. But... i might be wrong.


    Do chickens and/or guineas like toys?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010
  2. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Kinda new myself but I think they'd enjoy a head of cabbage or a butternut squash more than a toy. Food is mostly what they are looking for. Have fun! [​IMG]
     
  3. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so, but you can hang a head of cabbage in the coop and it will keep them entertained, but my personal favorite is buying a bunch of crickets and taking them to the center of the run and turning them loose! I love watching them chase crickets all over the place, it is hysterical!
     
  4. MarieNC

    MarieNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wondered this myself when I go to Petsmart and wander through the bird aisle. I do feed my girls millet stalks for parrots and they love them. They also get a head of cabbage to poke at and they love this as well. I'm thinking they wouldn't be interested in toys, per se. But I am relatively new to chickens, so who knows?
     
  5. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a good question. I've never heard of anyone doing that, but I don't see the harm in it, especially if they're spending more time cooped up if it's cold where you're at, might help liven things up a bit [​IMG]
     
  6. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would probably only have interest in toys that dispense food. There is a parrot toy that is a round wire ball you can put treats in. It usually comes with a bell too. I think they would love that. My chickens didn't care for cabbage, but you could put whatever yours like in the ball.

    They might enjoy a new roosting "toy" for the run
     
  7. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken loved mirrors![​IMG]
     
  8. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of putting a shiny CD for them, I think I'll try it tomorrow.
    Must be careful how you attach it so they can't get caught up...
     

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