Swing
Enrichment type:
physical
Items Required:
swing, peice of plastic or wood, strings or chains, tree
Species:
chicken

Swing

Seeing as a chicken swing is a modification of a roosting spot, many chickens enjoy perching or "swinging" on swings. Although there is commercial swings available, it is really easy to make your own chicken swing! All you need is a sturdy piece of a branch that has fallen off of a tree (take a short walk in the woods to locate) and baling twine or string. Tie off each end of the branch with the baling twine, and loop through a fixed object such as a beam support to an outdoor enclosure and wahla you have a chicken swing!

Sources

  1. http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/12/swinging-chickens-make-easy-diy-log.html