Ok~ here is a good one. If you were a chicken and sat around all day, would you not get bored? How much time does eating and laying eggs take? We have a coop, 5 chickens and a large enclosed pen that they love. We are getting 5-6 eggs a day. They love the treats that we give them. I know for parakeets the stores have a whole department full of toys. We have roosts for them to sit on but that is about it. We don't let them run around free because we are next to woods and either the dog would get them or chicken hawks or fox or other critters. They get extremely excited when we go out with treats. It didn't take them too long to figure that out. Also, what do you do in the winter when everything is frozen? Don't they freeze? We were thinking of keeping the coop fairly warm with a light bulb. Any ideas?