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Breaking boredom,whilst worming

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggresiveAli, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    I have 4 hens confined to a run for about 6 hours, and 1-2 in the garden. (They get much longer in the summer months). But anyway I'm worming the chooks for about 1-2 weeks. So I can't feed them treats :'( so how can I break boredom?

    Thanks,
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They love to scratch through leaves and forest floor debris.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    No treats while worming??
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Why no treats?
     
  5. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told by a very experienced poultry keeper it saves their appetite for the pellets.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Oh, is the wormer in the pellets?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can still give them stuff to scratch around in, leaves, grass clippings, even just a flake of straw will keep them busy for hours.
     
  8. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aart yes it's on the pellets
     
  9. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls aren't entertained for long with straw
     

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