Chicken Entertainment

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by citychicksfarm, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. citychicksfarm

    citychicksfarm New Egg

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    Does anyone have any chicken entertainment ideas? My chickens are very happy all day long scratching in the yard, but as fall is setting in, the yard is turning into a mud patch. So I'm trying to think of alternative excitement for my girls. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Simple cheap entertainment for a muddy yard is piles of hay for them to scratch through. This will entertain them for a long time, & will help keep the mud down in your yard.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Most chicken entertainment revolves around food. Try hanging a cabbage just above their reach. Or filling a suet feeder with greens/veggies. Or make or buy a flock block.

    Imp
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    I have built perches at different heights and locations that my birds love to sit on and nap in the shade or sun for hours on end.
     
  5. olliecatch

    olliecatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chicken entertainment revolves around food. Try hanging a cabbage just above their reach. Or filling a suet feeder with greens/veggies. Or make or buy a flock block.

    Imp


    I have bought the flock blocks before, but how do you make them and what good things do you put in them? I make suet blocks for the wild birds and I know they love that. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They also like to roost during the day, in another place that is not the dormitory. I've noticed that they seem very relaxed and pleased if they do that.
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    Enjoing the view.....
     
  7. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    a nice pan of dry sand for dustbathing? Mine love to dust bathe. Ive read of people putting wood ash and diotomaceous earth in with the sand for a bit of spa treatment to boot.
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    A pile of fall leaves in a corner to scratch around in. Plus all the other suggestions already made by OPs...[​IMG]
     
  9. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My children enjoy pecking at ears of corn and any kind of worms -- squiggly worms are best!
     
  10. maran man 32

    maran man 32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found they they absolutely love music
     

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