Can chickens go swimming?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ilovemyladies!, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

    200
    0
    89
    Jul 10, 2011
    Hills of Kentucky
    A farmer once told me that you could put chickens in the pool to cool down on hot days. Is that true?

    Thanks!
    -Shannon [​IMG]
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Ilovemyladies! :

    A farmer once told me that you could put chickens in the pool to cool down on hot days. Is that true?

    Thanks!
    -Shannon [​IMG]

    all depends on how deep it is

    I had a chicken get into the horses watering trough.. when i found it it was dead.. had drowned.. they swim pretty much like a rock...​
     
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    360
    8
    111
    Apr 6, 2011
    Morriston,fl
    I have a plastic tray about 3' x 2' x 3" deep that I fill with water so they can wade in it. I have one pullet that will stay in there all say long.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    5,493
    59
    268
    Mar 28, 2011
    MN
    I've seen pictures on here with chickens in the pool under close supervision. The chicks look extremely happy.
     
  6. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

    200
    0
    89
    Jul 10, 2011
    Hills of Kentucky
    Thanks for you're input!
     
  7. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

    428
    1
    113
    Mar 29, 2011
    Southern California
    Check out Keltara's pictures. Her BO's are swimming with her kids...very cute.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by