Chicks tomorrow

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sweathergirl, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. sweathergirl

    sweathergirl In the Brooder

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    Hi all! I don't even have my chickens yet! I DO have 6 moscovy ducks, 3 rabbits, 3 goats, an adorable mini Juliana pig, and I'll be picking up my week old chicks tomorrow. My intent at our little barnyard is to have animals that entertain and/or make people laugh. People who aren't familiar with barnyard animals. I live in NH with my husband of 32 years and he's very handy and willing to help build anything I need him to. I'd love to hear about any things you might have made to keep your chickens and ducks happy and entertained.
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. EmilySmith2525

    EmilySmith2525 In the Brooder

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    I haven’t tried this out yet but I’ve heard a lot of people saying for chickens to make swings and chickens love their sand baths as well haha :)

    At the place I keep my hens we usually get vegetables donated from other places and I hang the vegetables up and they enjoy jumping and eating them haha
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I used to range my flock in the garden, so I didn't have to consider keeping them amused.
     
  5. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    Chicks tomorrow
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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to backyard chickens!

    Enjoy the chicken TV
     
  7. AddrianLove

    AddrianLove In the Brooder

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    I'm brand new to this too, what a wonderful question!
     
  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    I don't know how entertained the chickens are with what I do, but it does take them longer to eat their treats (sliced apples, greens, etc.) when I put it in a suet cake feeder that's hung up in their run.

    Congrats on your upcoming chicks! It sounds like you're building quite a farm there in NH:thumbsup

    If you would like to chat with other NH members, you can find your state thread here:
    New Hamshire

    Enjoy those new chicks and thanks for joining us!
     
  9. N Sully

    N Sully Songster

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    Welcome and congratulations on adding chickens. My chickens free range and that keeps them busy. So I have no ideas on how to entertain them, but for you, you will need a chair cause standing all day watching them is tiring.
     
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     

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