Help I need a finishing touch!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Charlotte, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    hello


    I have 6 chickens and I want something fun for them they have got a big cage but they need something else like you no how rats have running weels and stuff i need something like that but for chickens any advise?
     
  2. nuts4hotwheels

    nuts4hotwheels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a similar topic a couple of weeks ago. Everybody suggested treats like hanging cabbage from a string
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine a cardboard box with the front cut out, a two-level roost and the occasional cake pan of dirt (worms included).

    Jenny
     
  4. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    i agree with both the previous posters, cabbage I've always heard is a good thing to keep them active and also reduces flock issues like pecking each other.

    I have used the dirt and worm pies, or even throwing a handful of meal worms in a big mound of dirt or sand, chickens get a blast of scratching through the stuff and searching out the good stuff, then taking a dust bath afterwards.

    I've gotten bored and while playing with my cats outside with a laser light, noticed the chickens would try to chase it as well...XD so I now go out on cloudy days or early mornings sometimes and play chase the light with the chickens. [​IMG]
     
  5. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bring in some rakings from your yard in a box or throw them kitchen scraps.
    Ours shut up for carrot peels [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Quote:Hey thanks or your idea!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Pull all your weeds and give them a big pile of weeds.

    Watermelon, pumpkin (they eat the seeds too), cabbage, a head of broccoli, they love it all.
     
  8. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let them out for some free ranging [​IMG]
    that is what my chickens love
     
  9. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a Happy Hen Treat Ball that you add your greens to and hang it up and there is a bell at the bottom. You can find it online for $5.00.
     
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:I've got a suet cage that I use. It's a bit bigger than your standard suet holder. It's actually made for holding a small "flock block"
     

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