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    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyon have any idea of anything I can make etc to put in my coop to keep my girls occupied etc. I hang cabbages and leeks etc hen the weather is bad and they can't free range. But it is getting colder here in England and soon I will be converting the shed for my girls to winter in as it will prob drop below minus for many nights here. I would be grateful for any ideas that might keep them busy when thy have to spend the cold wintery days in the shed
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    There is a post on here somewhere about "Roost Trees" for inside coops and barns. Keeps the chooks busy hopping about.
     
  3. cooprunbuilder

    cooprunbuilder Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the UK too and I have a treat ball its a small rubber ball with holes in and you fill it with treats and my bantams love kicking it around trying to get the treats out gives them a bit of exercise, the treat balls are for dogs so they will be easy to buy from a pet shop.

    as you said in your post hanging veg is good, I hide bits and peices for them to find.
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Mine love their mirror. [​IMG]
     
  5. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you am going to try all three suggestions
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got the plastic ball you fill with seeds too. It took them about a month to figure it out. Probably because I over treat. But they've now figured it out and it's hilarious to watch them peck the thing around the run.

    http://www.treatsforchickens.com/chicken-toy/
     
  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some people make flock blocks. It's like a hard block thing made with seeds and other stuff plus something sticky to hold it all together. If you search for flock block there should be some recipes.

    I'll have to go to goodwill and find a cheap baby mirror for ours. [​IMG]
     
  8. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a number of ideas on my main coop page (click in siggy), along w/ pix. [​IMG]
     
  9. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I also have ideas in my main page towards the end as to how I did their "Chicken Playground" Our girls love everything I built for them. They also have a mirror to look at themselves in. Check it out and see if it gives ya any ideas. Good luck.
    Erik
     

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