Entertaining chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wildsky, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Winter is on the way, along with high wind warnings etc...

    I'm looking for ways to keep my chickens entertained if they need to stay in the coop.

    My coop is pretty big, 20x7 and I have 8 standards, 4 bantams.

    I did toss in a handfull of the horses hay the other day, I threw it outside in their run, and they had a great time digging and scratching it apart - next day it was GONE!

    Just curious if any of you do anything else to keep them busy and entertained... ?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    try hanging a head of cabbage from a string. [​IMG]
     
  3. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    Mine get to listen to a radio. Smooth jazz seems to keep them happy & calm.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I'll have to try the cabbage
     
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  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you search on chicken toys, you'll see a recent thread on this topic. Lots of entertained chickens in America! [​IMG]
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    A head of cabbage on a string? SERIOUSLY?
     
  7. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Quote:I hung a piece of cucumber today. It was comical-try it. LOL
     
  8. 3peeps

    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hung a piece of cucumber today. It was comical-try it. LOL

    It could be like chickie tether-ball...I think I'll try this!
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Alright, I have a bunch of cukes that are "over the hill" in the garden...beginning to turn yellow, so maybe I'll try it with the cukes. And, I think I'm going to have to get a head of cabbage this weekend! Mabye I'll video it! HA![​IMG]
     

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