They aren't 'bored'.It seems that overnight my chickens have decided they’re bored. They’ve started pecking each other (I can see it on their combs and the hens have been plucking the rooster) they have enough space, and the have roosts and a couple things to jump on in the run, but with cold weather setting in, they’re spending more time in the coop. How can I entertain them?
We leave the light on from four (when it gets dark) until about eight when we check on them at night. So maybe we leave it on too much at night?
Do you leave the light on so that they lay throughout the shortened sunlight days?
You'll need a coop that's about 10 square feet per chicken for them to get along for 4 hours of additional light after sunset.Yes, that’s why we do it.