Preventing Boredom

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Eggstravaganza, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Eggstravaganza

    Eggstravaganza Out Of The Brooder

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    What are some good ways to keep my chickens (I have 5) from getting bored and pecking eachother? Though I let them free range on the weekends, I am gone all day during the week so I feel more comfortable keeping them in their covered run, which is about 20' x 5'. What are some toys or things I could put in their run in the morning that will occupy them for a while? I have a toy ball thing which I put scratch in, but they get done with it pretty quickly. Any ideas?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You can also hang a cabbage in the run for them to peck and/or make a pile of something like straw for them to scratch in. If you mix something edible in with the straw even better!
     
  3. FarmersChild

    FarmersChild New Egg

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    Hello, Have read that providing chickens with corn cobs and other items to peck will keep them occupied; I've seen a variety of toys to keep the chickens interested. I'd encourage you to look at MyPetChicken.com for more information, or simply Google "chicken toys". Good luck! :)
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  4. Eggstravaganza

    Eggstravaganza Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot, I'll try these out. Just joined BYC and I'm so glad to have such quick and helpful responses.
     

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