DIY Hanging Cabbage – Perfect toy to Entertain Your Chickens

Chickens are so bored! With a simple exercise and a very healthy snack, you can make your chickens happier.

Do you have a bunch of bored, out-of-shape chickens on your coops? Then this could be the DIY solution you’ve been looking for. Chicken owners have been making their own hanging cabbages to place in their chicken coops or runs, which are designed to stimulate chickens’ natural foraging instincts and help them get a workout by offering a challenging feeding source. They’re especially useful during the winter when your chickens are all cooped up, so to speak.

It’s actually super easy to make a DIY hanging cabbage; you just need to gather up a cabbage, a drill, and a piece of rope, according to this tutorial from the blog City Girl Farming, which calls the set-up a “low tech chicken gym.”

Additionally, this forum on BackyardChickens.com has some alternative DIY ideas. We can use an apple corer, a metal coat hanger, and a landscape nail.

This DIY comes with an important warning, though: You may want to supervise your chickens when they’re using a hanging cabbage. Some commenters have reported that they’ve seen chickens eat twine used to hang cabbages, or become tangled in the rope. One commenter on BackyardChickens.com wrote:

“I went to a chicken chat at the local grange & the avian vet shared a story about a chicken w/ a dislocated wing. The owner left the chicken unsupervised & found the bird tangled in the string & hanging by a wing, unable to touch the ground (possibly all day). Unfortunately by the time they got the poor thing to the vet, it died on the table. I’m not saying don’t do it, just be nearby & keep an eye on them.”

A hanging cabbage can be the answer for questions that you’re looking for “What to give chickens to play with?” or “How do I keep my chickens entertained?”. Give your chickens some fun with a DIY hanging cabbage and they will be the happiest chickens.

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