How to Entertain Your Chickens....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JackieandChicks, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just throw some apple tree branches in their pen with the apples still attached!

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    We had a limb break, and after we pulled the big apples off, the chickens got the rest. That will keep them busy for a while!
     
  2. Kadra

    Kadra Out Of The Brooder

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    Fun. :)
     
  3. Joanmcm

    Joanmcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a whole pumpkin with a tiny hole cut out. It is surprising how fast they figure out how to dismantle it.
     
  4. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do that with the giant zucchini squash that have appeared in my garden :)
     
  5. Joanmcm

    Joanmcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I put a large pumpkin in their pen with no hole in it. they had a big meeting and discussion this morning about it and then proceeded to peck away at it. Funny as heck.
     
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  6. Joanmcm

    Joanmcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a couple of wheelbarrows full of much that has been decaying for a couple of months. I put a foot of it over the dirt part of their hallway pen (connects coop to outdoor pen). They are scratching away catching worms etc like crazy.
     
  7. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    In the fall I put a huge pile of leaves in their run they love scratching around in them.
     

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