6 Chicken Boredom Busters

| 3/26/2014 8:54:00 AM

Tags: Backyard Chickens, Treats, Boredom Busters, Bad Habits, Winter Entertainment, Melissa Caughey,

Tillys NestI know my flock is craving warmer weather, longer sunny days, and fresh green grass. I am too. During the winter, I try to keep them busy, happy and preoccupied. They can easily get bored. Here are some ideas that I have done over the years to keep them entertained and prevent them from developing behaviors out of boredom such as egg eating and feather picking.


Make a Pinata

cabbage pinata

Hang a head of cabbage, cauliflower, or broccoli in the run and keep your chickens dodging and pecking at the hanging, spinning, ball. Click here for the instructions.

Bales of Hay or Straw

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12/25/2015 1:14:14 PM

What is a chicken block?

9/22/2014 10:10:58 AM

I would not advise putting hay in the coop because when hay gets wet it stays wet it is not like straw that will dry out. Out in the run would be fine.

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