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ENViRONMENTAL enrichment

Imagine that you lived your entire life in a confined area — say, a 500-square-foot room. Imagine that, within this room, somebody served you the same food every day at the same time. Imagine your furniture was bolted to the floor and your few possessions never changed. Imagine you always saw the same view, smelled the same scents, heard the same sounds. You’d probably get bored, wouldn’t you? You might even go a little crazy.

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Chicken Coops & Playgrounds 2019, BOREDOM Busters, 7 Creative Coop Ideas + Over the Top Pen's, 10 ways to properly catch a Chicken, And More......

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Chickens
Chickens can be more than amusing to watch. The funny noises they make and even their awkward waddle are sure to entertain you on a slow day, or even on a day when you have a lot of chores. But a bored chicken can be a difficult chicken. Just like people, bored chickens get into trouble. They start pecking at one another or worse, cannibalize their kin. That is why offering creative playgrounds and coops can be such a benefit to the keeper.
Bust boredom and boost natural behaviors in your flock by thinking like a zookeeper.
When you need to grab one of your birds, follow one of these approaches.
Our guide will show how to incubate and hatch eggs
Here’s everything you need to build your own brooder
From traditional coops to mobile chicken tractors, you have choices in how and where to keep your birds.
Consider these basic architectural elements, whether you’re building your own or plan to buy a pre-made structure.
Here are some plans and ideas for your hen house design.
Make your flock right at home with the perfect interior setup.
Send your chickens’ home to new heights with these design and décor ideas.
Help stimulate your birds with these interesting enrichment ideas.
Keeping a flock means regular upkeep. Here’s how to do it in style.