how to keep chickens busy in the coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tara2, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. tara2

    tara2 Out Of The Brooder

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    what do ya all give are do to keep your chickens happy and busy inside the coop for days they are locked up due to bad bad weather??
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Locked in a coop without run access would be quite challenging. Assuming your coop is large enough - a flock block, treat cages, rig a sand bath. Anything that makes them scratch and peck something other than their flock mates.

    There are a number of past threads on the subject, but not sure how many address confining indoors.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=entertaining+chickens

    Above link will take you to a page of threads on the subject.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Soccerchicken

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    I hang half a head of lettuce or broccoli(or really any vegetable that comes in head form) about an inch above the hens. Or I'll sprinkle some scratch around works like a charm.
     

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