A Hen Spa

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Birch Run Farm, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Winter is rough here in Vermont and there isn't much for creature comforts for the girls so one must be a bit imaginative. I give them a large bin with a mix of sand, soil and wood ashes for their winter baths. It is a 'trip to the spa' for them. Here's a few pics of the primping and pampering, fluffing and buffing of feathers and body.

    Me first! Cuckoo marans


    Hey, there is room for two here! Araucanas


    Buffing at high speed


    Calgon, take me away! Araucana covered in dirt

  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aww, that's so cute. See, if I put a bin with dirt in there, ours would just stay away from it all day and then investigate tomorrow. [​IMG] They're such chickens.

    Oh, and your Muscovy looks just like mine! [​IMG]
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Too bad I couldn't give the kid a bin of dirt and keep her happy! LOL
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    That is so cute how they are happy with something that seems so insignificant to us. Great pics!

    The scovey looks a little upset that the pool wasn't brought in. [​IMG]
  5. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    The muscovies are too dignified for a dry dirt bin. [​IMG] A mud puddle would make them VERY happy, however, mud season is a long way away around here yet. The hen duck is actually sitting about two feet away from the water bucket. I think she liked having the chickens jump over her to get in the dirt bath.
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Dust bathing pic are so fun!
  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Now that is one happy looking hen! [​IMG]

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