Quarantine entertainment?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lovemy6hens, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have four new hens in quarantine. They won't be able to enjoy the backyard for at least 29 more days. How should I keep them entertained?
     
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  3. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're in our garage, so I'll be able to bring some leaves in for them. I'll try your other suggestions too.
    Thank you so much!
     
  4. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put a stainless steel gazing ball in our run. The girls love checking themselves out in the shiny surface and enjoy making the ball move a little. I'm thinking of hanging it from the ceiling of the run so it will swing more freely.
     
  5. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's neat they're not scared of the gazing ball!
     
  6. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the least bit afraid. They just think it's a curved mirror. Since it's stainless steel, it's completly safe for them to be around - no chance of breakage.
     
  7. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to look for one of those!
     
  8. CoopChick719

    CoopChick719 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great ideas! Thank you! I currently have a new rooster in my garage. I brought in a stump for a roost & a dusting box for him. I left the radio on for him today. I was worried he was getting lonely.
     
  9. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad he has you to worry about him. :) A stump is a neat idea!
     
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  10. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I realized almost too late that quarantine is also an excellent opportunity for chickens to learn new things. I imagined them thinking, "New place, new people, new schedule. I suppose those treat balls are normal here too." They love them and soon taught the rest of the girls to be excited when they saw them.

    Unfortunately, I realized too late to teach them to jump through a hula hoop. How I didn't think about that before, I'll never know. Too focused on whether they looked sick, I suppose.
     

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