Boredom Busters

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ambe0487, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2015
    Urbandale, IA
    It's been cold here and the chickens are not able to be out of the run. I'm looking for ideas to help stave off the boredom. They really like when I hang treats So looking for additional "hanging' treat ideas as well.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I hang apples, cabbage, bundles of kale/mustard greens.
    You can also use a suet basket and stuff it full of things like squash, cucumber or soft fruits that don't hang well.
    Toss a bit of (uncooked) oatmeal, cracked corn or boss in the coop, usually it will "disappear" into the bedding and they will hunt and scratch, that will keep them busy.
    I live in south east, but my bamboo is pretty much green all year, I cut branches from the tops and hang bundles of those in the run, but if you have it, you could do a small amount in the coop. They love to "hide" in the branches and they eat the leaves too.
    Give them a pumpkin or spaghetti squash to work on.

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