Before anybody mentions it - I know I've been posting a lot I just can't help it! I love BYC so much already and of course am already chicken obsessed. I just wanted to start a thread about brooder entertainment because I didn't see any already existing. To some, chickens are just chickens, but to others (me!) chickens are our pets! I wanted them to have lots of things to do and be treated like a new puppy or kitten is treats (spoiled with lots of toys). Here is my brooder (don't worry - the blanket was removed from the top because of fire safety. The brooder is the wooden crate. I originally used it for the feral cats, but they were killed last winter . It's four foot by four foot and four feet high (except the front is 3 feet for easy access). The crate is their old brooder but they grew out of that in a week! I have 8 chickens and they are 4 weeks old. I have 2 salmon faverolles, 2 white marans, 2 blue andalusaisn, and 2 easter eggers. I love them all to death. They didn't have much activity when they were in the dog kennel and weren't very happy. They had the ladder thats in front of it for a roost but that was pretty much it. When I moved them into their new home they began to flap their wings and loved the new toys. Here's what I have in it: Their feeder (waterer on the opposite corner) Heat lamp area. I removed some of the straw here so that it was lower and less of a fire hazard. A y-shaped branch from my yard. They LOVE this thing and at night they all fight for the spot in the middle. A wood block (what little Tot is standing on) and a tree stump (next to s/he). I also bought a treat at the store called Baby Cakes. It's basically a foraging block but formulated for baby chicks. They LOVE this thing. I am also planning on adding a small hand mirror to the inside of it because I've heard they like to look at themselves. It'd be interesting to watch them with a mirror. Show me your brooder please! What toys do you give your chicks?