How to entertain my chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WildCHILD400, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. WildCHILD400

    WildCHILD400 Songster

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    My girls get bored sometimes and want to free range but I'm not always home. What are some good intertwining toys for them any ideas? I have a big 2 liter coke bottle full of grit and chicken feed for them to roll around but it's a bit heavy for them.
     
  2. puffypoo

    puffypoo Why am I Crossing the Road?

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    You can hand lettuce and things they like from a string for them to jump.
     
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  3. chicknextdoor

    chicknextdoor In the Brooder

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    My girls love it when I tie up a "Tether Ball" of cabbage, lettuce, or cucumber and hang it from the ceiling of the coop or run. I let it hang just low enough to the point where they have to jump to get a bite, and it keeps them fixated for hours!
     
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  4. WildCHILD400

    WildCHILD400 Songster

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    I'll try it
     
  5. potato chip

    potato chip Crowing

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    My girls like jumping in veggie boxes to see what's there, rather than me flinging their salad around
     
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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Stack 3 hay bales up pyramid fashion with an open space between the bottom 2 bales. I place a piece of plywood over the open space, then add the top bale. This gives them a mountain, as well as a tunnel/cave. You can also open a bale of hay to let them spread it and scratch through it. Give them a mountain of garden weeds. Give them a cooked chicken carcass or other meaty bones.
     
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  7. WildCHILD400

    WildCHILD400 Songster

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    I have given them meat on the carcass before they ate it fine. But I've never heard of the hay bale mountain sounds cool tho thx!
     
  8. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    Roosts, obstacles, platforms, hideouts, little walls. I use cement blocks, pallets and old saw horses to arrange and re-ararange their run.
     

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