Chicken playground equipment?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wynette, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    We had a few old branches laying around from a tree we did some major trimming on this spring. I saw an old tire by the barn yesterday, and thought together they'd make a nice addition to the playground (as we call it):

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    Hope they hop around on it! Just had to share - anyone else have pics of playground equipment? I'd love to see what others have come up with to enhance our little feathered friends' lives!! (Oh, we did drill some holes in the bottom edge of the tire so rain water could drain out!)
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    That's so clever and well built! Let us know if they do investigate it!
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    What a cool idea! I put an old step ladder out in the main run and the Banties just love it! Gotta love "cheep" entertainment!

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  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Got some pics (not great ones, but you can get the idea anyway) of my girls and roo on the new piece of equipment - they like it!

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    Just thought I'd throw a couple pics in!! Y'all have a great day!!
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I just love a good live action shot! They seem to be really enjoying it.
     
  6. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we cut up a fallen tree for a friend and brought it home for using this winter. I stacked it all up nicely near the coop (just by chance) and the chickens thought I brought it in and stacked it just for them! They climb all over it all the time. I'm always on the lookout for snakes though, but so far nothing. They like to stand on the stack as the sun is going down and preen.
     
  7. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know if I put up something new for my chickens, their first thought is "Look! Something new to poop on!" [​IMG]

    Very creative idea!
     
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  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of poop on the tire & the ground under. Maybe I'm overreacting, but I sorta feel like giving them options for things to do makes them happier. And...hopefully a happier chicken is a chicken that'll lay more eggs! [​IMG]
     
  9. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My "chicken ladder" and yes, lots of poop underneath, currently waiting on hubby to get home with a bale of straw for me to "cover poop hills!" [​IMG]

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  10. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well done, Its nice to see people give their chickens a playground, they do enjoy a change od scenery.
    My banties love stumps and otside perches made from a thick branch.
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