How to make a chicken happy

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BYCoop, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. BYCoop

    BYCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens just died, and the other seems very lonely. Any ideas to make her happy before we get a new chicken? I spend more time with her and give her strawberries and mealworms.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I think you're definitely on the right track!
     
  3. CelestialChicks

    CelestialChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you can only do so much in your kind of situation. I've heard that some chickens like to watch TV, haven't tried it myself so I don't know if it will entertain her or only scare the living daylight out of her [​IMG]

    Best of luck :)
     
  4. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just spending lots of time with her and giving her a little extra treats than usual should be good. Maybe get her a little toy or something she can do to spend some time. Can I ask, what happened to the other chicken?
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    In the meantime you might put a mirror in her run for her to look at...
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    A never-fail toy that will keep a chicken happy for hours is a Gatoraid bottle with quarter-inch holes drilled in it and filled with scratch grains and BOSS.

    I hope you can find her a buddy soon.
     
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