I haven't bought the swing yet but I can't help but laugh at these people's reviews. Giving less than 5 stars because their chickens haven't used the product is like down grading a dog toy because the dog isn't interested in the toy
Chooks love it, relieves boredom.
Seem very happy on the swing.
Very well made.
I bought the Omlet swing as something that I thought the chickens would have fun with, they do but not as a swing - they think it is a hurdle! We have lowered the height but they still jump over and not on!
I don’t have any photos of the chicken swing in action as it was a Christmas gift for my brothers family. I do have to say though, what a wonderful online service you provide because I ordered this product VERY close to Christmas and I was worried it wouldn’t arrive early enough to put under the Christmas tree. Thanks to you, it took only 2 days from ordering to being delivered to my address and I had 4 days to wrap it and put it under the tree. We are very happy customers!! THANK YOU XX
Two often try and get on at same time.
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
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.
I do not know who was most eggs-cited when I brought this item....me or my 3 girls. Can not fault this item in any way. Love it
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