What a wonderfully warm couple of days! My flock actually walked around OUTSIDE the coop/run this weekend. There's still a lot of snow but also a lot of MUD. This is new to me because last year's flock stayed inside the run area until late March.
Why were my chickens eating the snow? For weeks they've been afraid of it. Never set a foot into it. All of a sudden on Sat, they started eating it like cracked corn.
Is there any way to prevent chickens from drinking muddy puddles? Should I even worry about it?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Muddy puddles are like crack to chickens!
I have no idea why they enjoy drinking and playing in puddles of muddy water, but mine like to too.