chicken playground

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenboy001, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. chickenboy001

    chickenboy001 In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2012
    okay so i see my chickens all day looking all BORED!!!!!!!!!! so i was thinking of a playground for them....but the only problem is I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE!!!!so i was hopping you can give me ideas...there's some info i can give you about them

    • they love to jump
    • they perch
    • they love to peck thin sticks that the end is sticking
    • they like to rest in not high but a few feet from the ground spots
    • there runners
    • they like soft things
    • they are playfull when im around
    • they love to climb (not stairs)
    • there place isn't big like 11by 11feet its a square
    • less than half of the space is used for the coops
    thank you soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013

  2. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chirping

    Jul 14, 2012
    Yakima Washington
    How about you build a parch, sort of like a tree house. Build it not very high off the ground with a flat bottom and some rails on the sides so if they want they could sit on the rails too. Don't put a roof over. Make a ramp that goes up to the platform. My hens are able to free range and the table I use to train my chickens on for fairs, I put a grape post leading up to it and they walk up and down the poll all day. That and they like to sit on the benches by our fire pit, so maybe you could buy a cheep bench they could sit and jump around on.
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I have an outdoor pen and place roosts at various heights in it. I placed a large stump on its side for them to perch on.They play king of the mountain on it..
    Throw alfalfa hay in there for them to dig and fluff around in. I give them pumpkins split in half and bird seed for treats. As well as apples and any leftover bread.

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