Toys Inside the Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 5SweetChicks, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have toys or things for the chickens to climb on in your run? I'm thinking about putting in a jungle gym type of thing for them to play on. But what do you guys think? And ideas?
     
  2. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All mine seem to do for enjoyment is scratch the ground looking for bugs and tidbits.
     
  3. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some worms in a peanut butter jar that just before I dumped it in the run I toyed with the idea of just throwing the closed jar into the run and watching the girls peck and chase it around to try and get at the worms. I didn't do it but it got me to wondering about it. I know that they make dog toys that dispense treats as the dog moves the toy around. So why couldn't we do something like that for the chickens?
     
  4. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats actually a good idea. Would be fun to watch too, and they would be having fun!
     
  5. jester8484

    jester8484 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two saw horses ( all wood) about 8 feet apart with a large tree limb that fell out of a tree spannign the 2 saw horses and another tree limb that goes from the ground up to the middle of one of the saw horses.

    not a big hit in the winter but all summer long they hang out perched on the limbs and horse.
     
  6. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'll try something like that too :)
     
  7. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tractor supply has a toy like you are talking about. My daughter bought one for our chickens. It's round and yellow with small holes on the sides. They kick it around and a small
    amount of treats come out. My girls love it.
     
  8. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    My chickens love to climb of things.

    I have an old tree stump, and a root stump laying on the run floor. They love to use these to climb on and do a bit of sunbathing and preening. They will have their afternoon sleep on there too. The love it when I move then to a new spot because they will scratch the earth under them for insects.

    They also have a few large baskets that they use as lookouts, and the rooster stand on them flapping their wings and crowing.

    The other thing they like (in hot weather) is a muddy puddle to paddle about and scratch in. Having wet feet seems to cool them off.

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  9. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the great ideas. I will certainly use them in the future.
     
  10. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]great ideas!!!
     

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