If you look at bird behavior in their natural habitat, you will see that they spend large amounts of time foraging for food. Not only do they pick and sift through leaves and grass, chickens even dig the ground for substrates, while ducks explore shallow waters. Foraging is natural bird behavior, and promotes physical and mental wellbeing.
It has been seen that the behavior pattern of captive hens improves when their environment is enriched to mimic their wild habitats. This infographic gives you many interesting ideas and techniques on how to enrich the captive environment.
Infographic by – PoultryDVM