We're going to try this again when we have a larger enclosure for the hens, and when they are used to their territory. The swing panicked them when we tried installing it at the same time we put them into the brand new coop and the new 9' run. A rookie mistake.
Essentially a good product, just the ladies hate it so a complete waste of money I shall make it my mission to get them to love it
The swing comes complete and ready to hang and it looks nice, unfortunately my ladies peck at it but not interested in getting on it, they prefer the 2m pole to play with (great fun watching them go nose to tail Limbo dancing).
Made well, good idea but my chickens hate it. Wish I'd never purchased
Seemed sturdy enough but my silkies wanted NOTHING to do with. It was rather expensive I thought and after trying it and out (for when the free range) of the run I finally tossed it.
Omlet Says: We guess that the silkies did not accept it because of their lack of flying capabilities. However: if you train young silkies to use it they will often accept it.
Installed two swings, but so far, none of the chooks had a go, even they usually jump on everything a bit elevated. Wondering, how to entice them to get up, maybe have to try some food.
Otherwise a great idea. Also using a food ball and they love rolling it around to get the food coming out. Also use to put a butchers hook through the stalk of a cabbage head and then hang it up on some bungee straps about 20 cm from the ground. The chooks and ducks have a ball catching the swinging head and get a bite out of it. All gone within an hour or two.
Had chickens for three weeks but they haven't used the swing yet
Have moved swing around several times but at present ignoring it
Omlet Says: Hi Maggie
You may need to spend some time training them, check out these swinging tips http://www.fowlplayproducts.com/swinging-tips
- Lara @Omlet
Great idea but my chickens haven't even tried it. Not sure if they will, I keep persisting with them and help but they just jump straight off.