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Chicken "toys"?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KinrossChooks, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. KinrossChooks

    KinrossChooks New Egg

    Oct 25, 2015
    Silly question, probably, but our dogs have toys and the cats have toys ... is there anything we can build/put into the run, to keep the chickens "stimulated'? I let them out of the run (a large run) on supervised garden forays, after work, but they are very keen to get out, by that time and I'm just wondering if they get bored?
    OK, you can all stop laughing now and wipe your tears away ...
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratulations on your first post. Try hanging a head of cabbage or 'flock block' in their pen so they have something to busy themselves with.
  3. KinrossChooks

    KinrossChooks New Egg

    Oct 25, 2015
    Great idea! thanks :)
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2015
    Amo, IN
  5. eagrbeavr

    eagrbeavr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its really easy to hang the cabbage too. Just screw an eye screw in the bottom of it and let it hang upside down.
  6. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2016
    Carroll County, Maryland
    Great idea!
  7. potato chip

    potato chip Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    They like making a mess and kicking over "stuff". A bale of hay, or a "forage box" (bits of "good stuff" in some hay) will have their attention pulling it to bits and kicking it all over.

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