I have had this about 5 weeks but have only seen it i used once and that was on the higher bar
The reviewer has 4-6 hybrids pets
Omlet Says: Hi Caroline,
Thank you for your message. Some chickens might need extra training in order to master their swing. You can find some helpful tips here
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A fun idea but hens don't quite seem to have got the idea!
The reviewer has 10+ Various pets
It's a well made product but my girls don't like it for some reason, they won't go near it at all.
The reviewer has 6-8 pets
Omlet Says: Hi Andrea, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.
What a shame! Perhaps they just need to get used to it and build up some confidence. I'm sure they'll love it once they give it a go.
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