Chicken "Jungle Gym"...video of Swinging Chicken Penelope

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, some of you checked out my thread of our Chicken " Jungle Jim" and thought ya might like to see it in use. Caught Penelope on her swing this morning when I got home form Firehouse. Shot a little video....check it out.
    Erik

     
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  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. riverchicks

    riverchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the swing! I definitely want one of those. Your ladies are so pretty! [​IMG]
     
  4. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So do they fly up there? I've been surprised that my chickens haven't used the new higher perches I put up in their run (on the central post in pic below)--they prefer to roost in the VERY highest rafters of my very high coop (7 feet up) so I thought they'd like a little height outdoors. The top one on the post is only maybe 4 feet up, but they haven't been seen on it once!

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  5. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pawsplus,

    Yes the fly up to the swing. they fly to the highest rost that is about 4 1/2 ' off the ground as well. some fly to lower roosts, then just jump up. all in all is very fun to watch. thanks for checking it out.
    erik
     
  6. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm gonna try a swing in my new run. Your guys look like they LOVE them! [​IMG]
     
  7. tbridegroom

    tbridegroom Out Of The Brooder

    Saw this post this morning and built the swing this morning awesome idea
     
  8. seanb

    seanb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Erik.

    Everytime I make an improvement to our setup, my wife asks me if I'm done now. And I say yes. Then someone gives me another idea. So today after work, I suppose I'll make a chicken swing. [​IMG]
     
  9. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what kind of wood is the swing, fireguy?

    Do you worry about the chain? I have avoided using chain for things (use cable instead) for fear of chicken toes getting caught.
     
  10. tbridegroom

    tbridegroom Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:I just went out to the wood pile and found a log
     

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