How to Give Your Chicken Exercise

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dgeter, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie is recovering from a near fatal indecent and he has to stay inside till he's fully healed. Because of his wounds he can't wear chicken diapers so he spends most of the day in his hutch. He's been crowing NON stop probably out of bordem. So in order to get him exercise I've been getting his favorite treat (scrambles eggs) and going to one end of the room. He gets excited and runs to me. Once he gets a bite I run to the other end of the room and we just keep going back and forth [​IMG]

    Here is the video:



    Unfortunately this time, he got a little TOO excited and ran straight into the shoes haha. Poor guy..

     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Good exercise.
     
  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    That was too cute. Looks like he's mending well, even if he is running into shoes!
     
  4. liz_s

    liz_s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! I've wanted a silkie, and now I want one even more! Thanks for posting the videos- there is nothing cuter than a chicken running!
     
  5. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha I agree :) Especially when they are excited.

    On a different note,

    I just picked up Peanut's new girlfriend on Saturday. She's a year old and her feet are badly deformed. When she was a chick they got caught in the incubator some how. The owner raises show silkies so needed to find a new home for her. She can get around okay but its difficult for her. She kinda stands on her knees as you can kinda see. When she's done being broody I'll get picks of her feet. It so sad.. She is so tiny too!

    I can't figure out what to name her.. any ideas would be welcome [​IMG]


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  6. liz_s

    liz_s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good grief she's cute! How about 'knuckles'? [​IMG]
     
  7. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's cute, ill have to add that to the list. I'm also thinkin about "pippa"
     
  8. liz_s

    liz_s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also excellent!
     
  9. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm voting on Candy. Then you'll have salty and sweet. [​IMG]
     
  10. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a "snow flake"
     

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