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foraging toys for chickens

Post by ellieelectrons » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:00 pm

Hi All

My friend has two hens that she keeps in her backyard. They have a reasonable size run but they used to let them "free-range" quite a bit until one of their young hens got bitten by a snake and died. So now, they only let them "free-range" when they are out with them and can watch them. My friend was asking me about things that could keep them occupied in their chicken run. She has a worm farm and she loves it when she feeds them some worms. I thought she could try putting the worms in a Kong toy. Does anyone else have any foraging ideas for chickens?

Ellie.

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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by InTheAir » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:33 pm

What about a treat ball for dogs? https://www.worldforpets.com.au/products/12290

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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by ellieelectrons » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:47 am

Thanks Claire - that's exactly the kind of thing I was thinking of. I forwarded her your link. I also sent her these:
http://www.parrotrescuecentre.com/shop/ ... uffet-ball
http://www.parrotrescuecentre.com/shop/nut-case
http://www.parrotrescuecentre.com/shop/ ... e-foot-toy



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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by MissK » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:23 pm

Sand box?
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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by InTheAir » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:30 am

Ellie, pet store at Noosa civic has treat balls for chickens! I bought one today for my friends chooks. They had no foraging toys for parrots, which was what I was looking for. :(

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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by ellieelectrons » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:33 am

Thanks. I'd completely forgotten about this thread (and that i was looking for foraging toys for chickens) lol

Ellie.

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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by InTheAir » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:38 am

I'm tempted to give Sapphire a go on the chicken treat ball before I give it to my friends, but I'm having flash backs to when I got my border collie a similar toy- she loved the toy but never ate the treats so our whole house got coated in dog treats before I stopped refilling it!

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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by MissK » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:52 am

I gave my dogs one of these with peanut butter schmeared on the inner ball. They did eat the peanut butter, but they were not very talented rolling it around, and the house got coated in oily PB residue. Of note, this was not really a fun toy for them.

http://www.wag.com/dog/p/jolly-pets-tea ... w={keyword}
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Re: foraging toys for chickens

Post by ellieelectrons » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:36 am

I bought one. Unfortunately they only had one left. I'll give it to my friend with chickens on Tuesday. She's got two adults and recently got two chicks.

Ellie.

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