Boredom Prevention?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jhamblin, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. jhamblin

    jhamblin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With winter on its way, Is there anything that you can do to keep your chickens from becoming bored? any "Toys" or tips?
     
  2. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    Nope just let them be chickens, let them out to scratch around & do what they always do.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Flock blocks, hanging heads of cabbage/apples, a couple bags of autumn leaves with handfuls of scratch mixed in, live crickets bought from a pet store and released into the coop, melons and squashes cut in half and left on the ground, rye grass planters inside the coop are a few toys I have used in my coops to alleviate boredom.

    Good luck.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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  5. jhamblin

    jhamblin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!!!
     
  6. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of expensive but when I can get some sweet corn on the cob and toss it in the coop, they will peck every kernel off those cobs!
    Oyster shell is fun for them to eat. I sprinkle some near the water dish and they peck it up.
    Meal worms are fun also.
    Mostly getting outside as much as possible but since we live in a snowy area, sometimes I need to find toys also.
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best advice put leaves in their run.
     
  8. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are chickens, they dont get bored.
     
  9. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:+1. Playground, bedding, bug farm -- what more could they ask for? [​IMG]
     
  10. jhamblin

    jhamblin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They don't???
     

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