One of my better ideas was hanging a grocery store cabbage from some string for my chickens. It provides 2 days of entertainment while also giving them some greens to eat.
We don’t free range our chickens, instead keeping them in an enclosed run that is large enough to support scratching and pecking, dust baths, roosting, and a cover that keeps them dry in wet weather while also providing them with ample sunshine. A key to success with an enclosed run is giving the hens plenty of options for entertainment. Scratch, toys, plenty of leftovers and garden remnants, and the occasional hanging cabbage conspire to fill their days with activity.