Ms. Harriet the goose loves it too!
Mona Bahraini and her husband fell in love with hens when they originally got them four years ago. They now reside on five acres near Sacramento with hens, ducks, and a goose, and Bahraini spends a lot of time caring for them and making sure they have the best life possible.
Bahraini also owns and operates The Prickly Pear, a local plant shop specializing in succulents and cactus, so she is in contact with nature and wildlife. She’s been looking for methods to enrich and delight the hens, and she’s just discovered the coolest way to do so.
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“I just learnt about chicken enrichment and was looking for different toys for them,” Bahraini said. “A friend from Alaska told me she hung a disco ball for her hens and she says it makes them happier, therefore they lay more eggs!” Chickens and birds are fond of reflecting surfaces.”
Bahraini decided to experiment with the disco ball and put one in the chicken coop. They were a little bewildered at first when she switched it on, but it didn’t take long for them to grow used to it, and then they were fully in love.
“[They] instantly were obsessed with all the colors,” Bahraini said. “They’d just gaze at it peacefully and make calm chirping sounds.” Ms. Harriet, my goose, was the first to get into it. She gazed at it as if it were a shooting star. It was the most adorable thing.”
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After seeing how much the hens like their disco party, Bahraini has been looking into additional ways she might improve their coop to keep them amused in addition to what she already does. They are unquestionably a lucky flock of birds.
“I purchased them a picnic table so they may enjoy their daily snacks on it and learn how to share,” Bahraini said. “I have a swing for them, a chain that I hang with a tiny basket at the bottom where I place tomatoes and lettuce for them to peck at, [and] I occasionally play classical music for them since music is relaxing for everyone and everything.”
The chickens get to party at the disco for a few hours two to three times a week, and they have such a blast each and every time. The moral of the story? Chickens love disco. Who would have guessed?