Chicken boredom

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KingJamesIV, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. KingJamesIV

    KingJamesIV Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading that People get flock blocks to keep the chickens from being bored. Is that a real thing? I mean I understand spoiling your pets, but I don't really see my chickens as pets. I know that many do. I see them as breakfast creators, and one day, lunch. I do try to care for them the best that I can. Quality feed and good nutrition.

    So is this boredom thing for real or are people just spoiling there chickens? Does this promote good egg laying and quality meat? thanks
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Bored chickens get into trouble. Trouble such as pecking each other, sometimes to the point of death and egg eating. Keeping a chicken distracted with other things to peck besides each other and eggs keeps them outta trouble.
     
  3. KingJamesIV

    KingJamesIV Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds good. I haven't noticed any of that. I will keep and eye out. Thanks
     
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think some are designed to help reduce amonia in the coop too.
     

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