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Home made chicken toys?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickyMomm, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. ChickyMomm

    ChickyMomm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have 6 RiR hens, and was wondering if anyone has some cheap easy to make toy ideas for me? All I have is a tree stump, and a large branch for them to perch on, which is probably good for them, but it looks at little boring, and I want to give them something to do while I'm gone during the day. Right now it's fall, and I raked up a nice pile of leaves for them to dig in, but that's pretty much it for homemade ideas for me, since we don't have a lot to work with.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Hang a head of cabbage or lettuce from a string for them to pick at.

    Depending on where you live the branch for a roost may not be big enough for winter.
    They need something wide like a 2X4 to be able to cover their toes with their feathers in freezing weather.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    A pile of leaves is a great toy. Whole pumpkins and squash are also fun toys, and you could cut a piece of sod to put in the run every few days for them to pick through. In the fall and spring I add a flake or two of oat straw (wheat would also work) for them to scratch around in , and to help with the mud.
     
  4. ChickyMomm

    ChickyMomm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll try those!
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined!
     
  8. ChickyMomm

    ChickyMomm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     
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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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