Entertaining Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenGirl18, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. ChickenGirl18

    ChickenGirl18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys just wanted to get some ideas on how you guys keep your flock happy. Let me know below!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Anything that involves scratching and eating works. Flock blocks to peck on. Treat balls filled with hen treats - they kick it around and goodies come out. I hang a wire treat ball with greens to peck - but doesn't last but a few minutes. I also hand a hen suet and it takes my 6 all day to destroy it. Sand baths. Bugs, dried mealy worms. And human activity in and around the coop/run. Compost areas, piles of leaves. Mine are raised on sand and just a simple new pile of sand becomes a focus of scratch and search entertainment.

    The lists of what folks do is exhausting…..but a good read. There are so many past threads with great ideas.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=entertaining+chickens
     
  3. ChickenGirl18

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    Ok Great! Thanks sunflour!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    You are quite welcome. Hope you find ideas you like.
     
  5. TropBeaucoup

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    I have 2 brabanters that are approximately 5 weeks old. They are still in a bin with supplemental heat. But I am worried they might be getting bored. Any suggestions for this stage until they are ready to be moved to the coop?

    I am just not sure if they would be OK going outside for a bit already. It between 0 - 12 celcius right now.
     

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