Lone Rooster - tv/movies for him to watch? iPad games for him to "play"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theroosternamedrooster, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. theroosternamedrooster

    theroosternamedrooster In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2019
    For those with chickens that like to watch tv - are there any particular shows or movies that your chickens seem to really enjoy? (anything on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, Youtube...)

    I spend a lot of time outside with Rooster, as he is all alone (I live in east LA, he was dumped in our alley so he's now part of my household, but lives outside - his choice). Luckily I own a business and work from home, but I have terrible anxiety when he is alone outside. So, often I will leave my iPad out there playing a video, and he seems to like it having it there. I wish there was a show or type of show that I knew he absolutely loved, though.

    Better yet - interactive games. So far he has "played" bug smasher games, but he doesn't quite get it, and his beak is often too narrow to register as anything happening in the game. When I search interactive pet games, mostly I only see lists of games where the human plays an animal character (not what I am looking for), or apps to help humans train a pet. Not a lot of games for the actual animals to engage in.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you!
  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

    Oct 28, 2018
    Manhiem, Pennnsylvania
    The best way to cure his boredom is goin to be getting him some friends. Having one chicken is not a healthy thing, they need to be together.
  3. You might want to get a copy of True Grit to watch
    The Angry Hen and chrissynemetz like this.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Your anxiety...not the birds.
    Need to work on yourself and not project onto the bird.

    Ditto Dat^^^
  5. adickenscoop

    adickenscoop Songster

    Mar 15, 2015
    Awl thank you so much for saving him!!!
  6. All Ball

    All Ball Songster

    Jul 14, 2013
    El Sobrante, CA
    I have a neighbor who has a bulldog and a bantam rooster. They seem to be good friends...so you could try another animal, but you'd have to introduce them with a see-through barrier in-between like chainlink to see if it would work. If you got a hen, however, you'd have a happy rooster and get eggs too...
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  7. bluemerle

    bluemerle Songster

    Aug 11, 2018
    Northern Nevada
    I agree actual friends would be the best choice, but in the meantime: there are a couple of 'chicken noises' compilations on youtube that are so many hours long. He might enjoy those.
  8. SarahGfa

    SarahGfa Songster

    Jan 26, 2018
    San Jose, California
    maybe give him a mirror? a fun game for a small space is to go to a pet store and buy a box of crickets and let the rooster chase them around the room (or wherever you are keeping him).

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