Toys for brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HannahLB, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. HannahLB

    HannahLB New Egg

    Feb 14, 2014
    I've got my very first batch of chicks. 6 Buff Orpintons in a big brooder but they seem a bit bored. They run around and explore but then they seem disappointed. Is there anything I can put in the brooder to give them something else to do?
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Put some grit on their floor to scratch or around in .........
  3. CSWolffe

    CSWolffe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City
    I put sticks and branches in mine. I hung some millet bunches from the top for them to jump for. I've also put in card board tubes or boxes for them to explore. And if it's warm enough outside, I have my daughters catch bugs, which I then hide in the bedding material for them to hunt for. This year we have eggs coming before it'll be warm enough, so I plan on buying some feeder crickets from the pet store...

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