Keeping Chickens Entertained

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tori14, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Tori14

    Tori14 Out Of The Brooder

    18
    1
    22
    Jul 8, 2014
    What are some ways to keep our chickens entertained?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    8,565
    137
    316
    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Well, they love anything to peck at. You can hang a whole cabbage and they will enjoy pecking and eating that. Also, I had corn in my garden, and some of the ears were buggy. I gave them the fresh corn and they LOVED it! Also a flock block. I have one in my coop and they're slowly chipping away at it.
     
  3. Tori14

    Tori14 Out Of The Brooder

    18
    1
    22
    Jul 8, 2014
    Thank you!!
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    5,291
    625
    318
    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    [​IMG]

    Here's some ideas:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Just a few ideas....they'll love them all!
     
    Stern, kelleowen and HIkurto like this.
  5. Tori14

    Tori14 Out Of The Brooder

    18
    1
    22
    Jul 8, 2014
    Ooo! I like those too! Thanks! I will have to give those a try!
     
    kelleowen likes this.
  6. Koi239

    Koi239 New Egg

    4
    1
    8
    Sep 12, 2014
    What is a flock block?
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    15,938
    3,540
    436
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It a giant block of seeds, looks like a mineral block, one kind is made by Purina.
     
    kelleowen likes this.
  8. ltapadaca

    ltapadaca New Egg

    4
    1
    9
    Feb 12, 2016
    Wyoming
    I have a question, on the 3rd picture could you tell me what breed of chicken the red ones that look semi bald are?
     
  9. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

    9,138
    844
    406
    Jan 18, 2008
    Massachusetts
    These are all excellent ideas! Looking for some entertainment ideas for my own girls recently
     
  10. eldiechick

    eldiechick New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Sep 6, 2014
    Russell Ma.
    Love the different ideas,my girls can really get irritated with each other in the winter.tried a mirror but they are not interested. They did like romaine stuffed into a suet holder though.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by