Hello all....my chickens are just starting to lay, so I have had them for a few months now.....and when I put the coop in and run, there were lots of weeds and the chickens had fun foraging all around the run area. Now, it's completely bare and even with winter coming, I don't think the weeds will be back because the chickens gobble up the weeds right away. So in the mornings, I will usually go out in my garden and gather up lots of weeds and grass, cutting them to about 3 inches or less, and throw them in for the chickens, which they love. Then during the day, I will give them treats of watermelon, yogurt, grapes, broccoli and mealworms once in awhile. I try to keep them occupied with such things, and I put a toy in there and a mirror and I hope to make a swing, but it looks pretty boring in there. I have read numerous articles on bored chickens and I certainly don't want that to happen to them....my question is....do all runs get run bare after awhile? Is that just the way it goes? I do have a large yard they could free run in, but I don't want to ruin my garden and I am afraid if I let them run in there, I wouldn't be able to get them back in their run area. So, that's my dilema....any hints? PS - Have 3 chickens......
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