Is it ok to put a glass mirror in with bantams? I'd hate to have them peck hard enough at it to break it. The one I have is framed in wood, about 18" x 24" with a chain to hang it from. A neighbor was throwing it out so I'm fine with not using it.
I have a small round travel mirror that clips on to the fence and the only one that seems to notice is my 3 yr old orpington. She study's it mostly. She doesn't much Peck at it. But, it makes me wonder why she frequently hangs out by it and none of the other five do.
I see no harm in testing it out. Monitor them for a day or so and see what you think.
Some chickens enjoy looking at their reflection (just like some people ) I'm going to try it. I would think it would take awhile before they would damage it enough to hurt themselves, although I could be wrong. I would just monitor the mirror for any damage.
A friend of mine has a framed mirror in her run, and her younger pullets love it. It's hilarious! They shove each other out of the way to look into it. Makes me think of teenagers in a locker room! Her older birds don't pay it any mind.
I was thinking I'd try it with my girls of the opportunity ever presented itself. If you do decide to add it, let us know how it goes!