All chicken breeders know that birds love to perch and will launch anywhere they can grab with their legs and thus have a worldview. The chicken swing is a place to perch, but the best thing is that it swings! The best design allows the chickens to propel the swing themselves, without the need of anyone’s help. Also, a chicken swing is the best to teach the hens to use the swing from young. Chickens will soon be able to swing without a problem.
The best entertainment for your chickens
Chicken swing in any chicken coop, fenced or corral, will reduce boredom and keep your pets entertained. Chickens will love to jump as they see fit, stretch their wings, and move from side to side above their partners. They can also synchronize their movements if they decide to share their toy.
Create Your Flock Chicken Swing
A chicken swing is a fantastic accessory for any chicken coop, and you can be sure that you will enjoy watching your pets in action as much as if it were you.
In this article, we will show you how to create a chicken swing without going to the store or spending any money. One thing you should think of before we start is that chicken swings should be made with safe and quality parts.
Making a swing for chickens
You will need:
- Tree branch (You can use a piece of scrap wood)
- A weatherproof rope
- A Drill
- Hand saw
Step 1: Cut the branch to size
First, you will need to find a branch to use as a base. You want it to be wide for at least one chicken to sit comfortably. Maybe even two! Around 30″ to 40″ cm long.
Note: It is important to get a branch that is not heavy enough to hurt your pets and light enough for them to swing easily.
Step 2: Soften the edges
Sand the edges, so there aren’t any sharp edges for your chickens to get hurt.
Step 3: Drill holes
Drill holes on both ends of the branch to hold the rope. The drill bit you are using needs to be a size bigger than that of your rope.
Step 4: Tie the rope
Measure and cut the rope to the length desired. Run the rope through the hole and tie a nice solid knot to keep it from pulling through. Repeat this rope step for the other side.
Step 5: Hang your swing
Now you need to think about where in the coop you should hang your swing. Chickens can jump up to 4 feet, but if you make it hard to get, they will never use it. A good height is about 2 feet off the ground.
Step 6: Let the girls swing!
Your chickens might not realize straight away what the swing is. Give them some time and introduce them slowly.