The Hensingtons are not happy with the enforced lockdown, but I am unwilling to let them out to get soaked through. Fortunately our land is a gentle slope with the chicken coops on high ground so the birds are keeping high and dry. Their main problem is really boredom and I will have to think of some ways to alleviate that. I did scatter a small amount of feed on the floor in their pens when I went up and that will give them something to forage for, but I might need to look into making some toys for them to jump and peck at. I've read that hanging old Compact Discs from the roof can give the chooks something to think about, and I am thinking of putting some cat food inside a treat ball or two for them.
Something like this might be a good investment...
|Image: Chicken Treat Hanger from Shop The Coop|
In the meantime, I hope all my poultry keeping friends in Queensland, and anywhere else are staying dry and safe and let's all hope this wet spell blows over soon without creating the havoc it did last year.