If your chickens have been feeling cooped up following the avian flu precautions, why not reward them with some toys.

* CDs hung just above pecking height prove a hit not just for reflection but for the colourful rainbows they cast in the run - chickens see colour better than humans

* Hanging veg on string along the fence as a nutritional swingball

* Boiled spaghetti is a winner and if it's dyed with food colouring even better as they love bright colours

Happy play makes for a good lay!