As far as our Silky Bantams go this was not the toy for them; we tried different heights from 100mm to 600mm all to no avail. We have perches that are graduated from ground level up to 800mm and they use these a lot of the time.
Omlet Says: Hi Jim,
With some birds just putting it at different heights isn't enough you need to train them, there are some great tips here https://www.fowlplayproducts.com/swinging-tips
The Jokes on my for buying "The Chicken Swing". Doesn't matter what I do, place the chicks on it, place the older hens on it, not one of the 8 want anything to do with it. It's still hanging , waiting. Maybe it's my chooks, but if you have to train them to use it I don't see the point!
Omlet Says: Hi Katrina, some chickens will naturally use it, and others need training. There are some great tips here for you https://www.fowlplayproducts.com/swinging-tips - Omlet
Bought the chicken swing. My husband thought I was not serious. No swinging as yet. But the comments keep coming. "Any swinging today?" I don't want to train them to use it! I did have expectations they would just jump on. Spent an hour today attempting to place the flock on it. No action.
Omlet Says: It can take a while to train them Katrina, if you need tips there are lots of videos on Youtube that will be helpful :)