So...what can you make with an old bicycle wheel, some chain, threaded rods and assorted hardware?
Why, a chicken consternation producer, of course! Just add food!
...then hang the Wheel Of Food at chicken level from a sawhorse in the chicken yard. After that, just stand back.
Although to Zip goes the credit for being brave and approaching the thing while a bunch of the others milled about at CMSD--Chicken Minimum Safe Distance.
But Zip took her time studying the Weird New Thing. It has yet to win chicken-y approval.
Eventually (think a couple of hours) most of the rest of the flock unhinged themselves enough to go ahead and peck at the food, although there was no shortage of staring.
Now to figure out how to make the treats bob up and down ala a merry-go-round...
...and maybe make a clown-horn 'Honk-a!' sound with each peck.
Y'know, nothing too extravagant.