There is nothing worse than bored hens. The saying that someone is hen pecked came from reality in the hen house! The ladies can be soooo mean to each other, pecking any open spot on their bodies, plucking feathers and in some cases jumping on top of another hen!
It is so important to keep chickens occupied with interesting things to stop the torture. Food is always a good one. With a big vegetable garden we always have interesting leftovers for them, including the weeds we pull. But today we are removing weed block fabric from our garden rows. Guess what was living under them? A ton of crickets!
Nothing can be more exciting than treats that run away from you! So we collected up a bunch of crickets and tossed them in the run. They had a ball.
Unfortunately by the time I pulled out the camera, the hype had already warn off.
Now we have to find something else to keep them busy!