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
Had chickens for three weeks but they haven't used the swing yet
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 :)
We love the chicken swing.... and so do our girls!
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
I received this item free as part of my order. It's a real talking point but I'm not sure the girls have quite grasped what they are supposed to do! Maybe they only perform when they haven't got an audience! I can't wait to see one of them swinging away!
Purchased this as a boredom beater for my girls. Had it a while now but not actually caught any using it.
With the awful weather we've had they spend a lot of time under cover. Hopefully with summer approaching may be able to tempt them.
What an amazing idea. We have got very happy chickens, all trying to get on the swing at once, I will send photo's as soon as poss.