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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by larrylewis, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. larrylewis

    larrylewis New Egg

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    I need some ideas on stuff that I can build to put in the coop for the chickens to play with it would help if you guys put pictures of it
     
  2. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    They sell little balls that you put treats inside like meal worms
    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    If you browse through the Feeding and Watering your Flock section of the Forum you should find many suggestions
     
  4. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you join us! One thing I do for my girls do give them something to do is hang a head of lettuce or cabbage from some twine. It gives them something to peck at other than each other. Another option is to provide lots of little things for them to climb and jump on.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a neat idea to hang food on a string for them to peck! My husband nailed together pieces of bamboo into a somewhat flimsy ladder that is propped up against the nesting boxes. Our girls like to perch on the rungs.
     
  7. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! I had never really thought of coop toys before. I like MsChickenMomma's suggestions above.
     
  8. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    Just make sure you always use twine and not string. I have a hen who is now a house chicken because she got hold of a string and it strangled her tongue to the point that it fell off. She now can't eat anything smaller than a layer pellet. [​IMG] So just beware of strings. Twine is harder for them to eat if it were to break and they got a hold of it.
     
  9. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I toss in apples.
     

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