What treats and "toys" do you give your birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peacebird, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. peacebird

    peacebird Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    My rooster seemed to really enjoy the shredded carrot I added to his breakfast! But according to the Amherst Mill his ladies won't arrive now til May... So in the interest of him not getting too bored and lonely I was wondering about toys?
  2. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    you can hang heads of lettuce from the ceiling and let him eat them. Or you can put a mirror or a stuffed animal chicken in with him so that he can "talk" to them. I don't have many ideas but I hope this helps. [​IMG]
  3. pipit

    pipit In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brooksville, FL
    All of my chickens LOVE shredded carrot! My husband also made them a "jungle gym" to climb and perch on.
  4. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    i guess lettuce is an aquired taste. my peeps don't like it. i'm still on the lookout for crickets in my area. i know they will love them!!!
  5. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    Quote:They will love them for sure as well as mealworms. You can try a pet store, many have crickets cause alot of people have lizards and tarantuals as pets(they even come in different sizes, crickets that is). A bait store would probably be cheaper. Maybe you could get some kids to catch some wild crickets for ya lol!
  6. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    my local walmart said they carry them but won't be in till next week. but i found a place on line too. don't know how reputable they are though.
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Both Petsmart and Petco carry crickets. One of my jobs is to bag up the little devils...You can get as many as you want...
    Mealworms are great. Millet Sprays from the bird department.
  8. Canarygirl

    Canarygirl In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2007
    Don't laugh but my hens and Roo goes crazy over bologna. They don't get it often but when they do they will jump up on our laps for it to beat the others from getting it first. We cut it up in thin little strips so they look like worms. Try it.[​IMG]
  9. M.J

    M.J Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    My birds love diced carrots lettuse cellary sweet feed mealworms

    also if you want a craft for eaven young kids go to walmart or a craft store buy colorful and shiny beads and a medium size bell and make a bird toy they will love to peck at it and hear it ring. my birds have one.

    As well i havent tryed this yet im in the process of making it but a slim board about 4inches long and 3inches wide have haning with peanut butter and their favorit veggies on it kind of like a childs craft of the pine cone with bird seed for a chicken

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