Chicken entertainment?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickensforever, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. chickensforever

    chickensforever Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking for ways to "enrich" my chickens' lives with things I can do to help entertain them in their pen. So far I thought of hanging treats (apples, lettuce, etc) from a guinea pig / rabbit "kabob" treat holder, and leaving a hose trickling into the pen b/c they love running water. Does anyone else have any ideas?
     
  2. Rusty's Ranch

    Rusty's Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our girls aren't much for toys, but they love a big clump of grass (roots and all), or a big pile of grass clippings or straw. They love to scratch around in the grass looking for treasures [​IMG] They've also expressed some interest in broccoli tops and sturdy strings tied securely to something so they can pull at them.
     
  3. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have thrown in bird seed. It takes them a long time to pick up all those little seed and keeps the bullies from picking on the rest. I spread it out so they have to keep looking for the seeds.
     
  4. chickensforever

    chickensforever Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the ideas. [​IMG]
     

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