what can igive my chickens to keep them busy?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smf0723, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Smf0723

    Smf0723 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are in my garage because of hurricane Sandy and they're getting really bored. I was on a website and it said that if you're chickens get bored they will start to peck eachother so you should give them sun flower seeds but i couldn't find any at Walmart or Target. What can I give them?????
     
  2. DuckCommander

    DuckCommander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of hanging cabbage heads from the ceiling to give them something to do!
     
  3. DuckCommander

    DuckCommander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm amusing my chickens right now with a bucket of snow. Apparantley that is really fun! lol
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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  5. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

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    I've used broccoli the same way as cabbage was mentioned. potatoes may work as well. Make em work for their supper. [​IMG]
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Don't use potatoes. The skins can be toxic to birds.

    Cabbage, broccoli, melons, different fruits/berries, heads of lettuce, flock blocks and scratch mixed into fallen leaves are all good ways to alleviate boredom. I would not worry too much about pecking for such a short duration. A few days inside is not long enough to let them get too bored.

    Good luck.
     

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