2. Getting Familiar With The Swing

To start, set the swing to hang only a few inches above the ground. Simply set the swing up, walk away, and let your chickens check it out on their own terms for at least 24 hours. This will familiarize your chickens with the swing. After a couple days, raise the swing to about 18" above the ground. Sometimes swinging happens quickly, sometimes it takes longer, and sometimes they need a little help getting things swinging.