Ideas to make the run a fun place for chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chick-habit, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 4 chickens have a 3 foot by 40 foot run to hang out in the day. It's just dirt with a little roof at the end for shade. What can I put in there that would be fun for them and keep them entertained? I've yet to hang a cabbage for them to peck at but I want to try that.
     
  2. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a tire and fill it with sand. Chickens love dust bathing, and will do it for hours.
     
  3. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dusting bathing aka the most heart stopping thing to see the first time you see it [​IMG]

    Thanks for the idea!
     
  4. WiddleChix

    WiddleChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put some roosts in there for them to hang out on. You could also put a pile of grass clippings/leaves/hay in a corner and they will happily scratch through it for hours.
     
  5. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get them straw! I wish I had yard clippings for them
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Stumps, logs, small pieces of plywood or boards laid down on ground then flipped over every few days for bugs under there.
    Old chairs, ladders, tables.
    Pallets leaned up against run wall and/or up on blocks.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  7. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome suggestions! Thank you. Just what I was looking for. [​IMG]
     
  8. treefrogging

    treefrogging Just Hatched

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    These are great ideas! And cheap; most things are laying around my yard already!
     

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