Chicken boredom buster - treat bottle. Burn holes in the sides of a water bottle, fill with meal worms, scratch or other small treats. Hang for them to peck at and play with, treats will fall out of the holes.
We see people on trails all the time carrying nothing but a small water bottle. Did you know there are actually ten essentials for survival that you are expected to carry in the backcountry? These essentials are supposed to apply even for short day hikes. Below, I’ve analyzed them as daypack essentials, with suggestions for what is necessary, what isn’t, and some small extras you can add to ward off many disasters on the trail.