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Hang A Cabbage In Your Coop To Keep Chickens Entertained

Okay, who here has a chicken coop? Oh, my goodness, you're so lucky. I would love to have one. In fact, my aunt had one, and I used to visit the chickens all the time.

We even had a favorite hen that would come to the house, ha, ha! Anyway, I found a great idea to keep your chickens entertained for hours. Get a load of this fun scheme here.

So as you can imagine, the chickens in the coop can sometimes feel — well, cooped up.

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So what can you do to entertain them? As it turns out, that's something many chicken owners wonder about, too. But wait, there is a cool solution to this problem.

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Smart folks have come up with a brilliant idea to entertain their chickens.

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They are hanging up a whole head of cabbage so their chickens can peck at it. What? Ha, ha! That sounds like fun, no? Oh my goodness.

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Not only will this keep the chickens occupied for hours, but it's also a delicious treat for them.

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Wow, what a great idea! What do you think? I'm pretty sure if I were a chicken, I would agree, too.

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There's also an added benefit to doing something like this.

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It's a great exercise idea for the chickens, too. It is especially important in the winter when the chickens stay in the coop all day long. I would never have thought of that.

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So how do you go about making something like this?

Well, there are a few options for you. You can grab some cabbage and drill a hole through it. Then you can run a rope through and hang up the cabbage in your coop or run.

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You can get a little fancy with the idea and use other tools.

For example, some folks have used an apple corer, a metal coat hanger, and a landscape nail. Regardless of your technique, I think you get the idea.

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Hang the cabbage low, at first, so the chickens will see that it's something yummy for them to eat.

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Then move it up slightly above their heads. That way, they will need to jump up and get more exercise out of it.

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Other people have used mesh veggie bags or other contraptions to hang the cabbage.

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I do have to mention one important aspect for you to keep in mind. Don't leave the chickens unsupervised for too long. You wouldn't want them to get tangled in the rope or the mesh. Safety first, right?

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So what do you think of this idea?

Giphy | Chickens Gang

I think it's so fabulous. I wish I knew about this a long time ago. We could have done it for my aunt's chicken coop. I think the hens and the rooster would get a kick out of it.

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