Keeping the flock busy!

TaraBellaBirds

Songster
6 Years
Jul 13, 2013
1,975
277
198
SW Kansas
I throw out whole apples and such and sometimes I hang them up. It is good entertainment for them and gives the little ones a chance at them too. The larger birds get their fill and the little ones are left with the remains. I know that apple seeds contain trace amounts of arsenic but so far have not had trouble with the store bought fruit.
 

centrarchid

Crossing the Road
11 Years
Sep 19, 2009
26,369
17,705
856
Holts Summit, Missouri
Hay and leaf matter to pick through and move about by scratching. Straw bale in direct sun to jump up one. A large pail with a mixture of potting soil and wood ash for dust bathing. Treats placed in ball or elevated location forcing birds to work mentally and physically for the additional eats.
 

aart

Chicken Juggler!
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Nov 27, 2012
93,894
122,667
1,807
SW Michigan
My Coop
My Coop
Is your coop plenty big enough for the number of birds you have? That is Number Uno!!

Do you usually free range?

What is your climate? Putting your location in your profile can help folks make more viable suggestions.
 

lazy gardener

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Nov 7, 2012
27,615
26,986
917
CENTRAL MAINE zone 4B
Sprouts: mix of barley and wheat, BOSS, occasionally lentils.

Kitchen scraps. A bale of hay to kick around.

This year, I'll have more room, so may actually get around to giving them a swing: piece of 3" thick fire wood, long enough so 2 girls can swing together.
 

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