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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by brooster, Jul 22, 2008.
I was just wondering, does anyone know?
You must have read my mind because I was wondering about this too.
No. They flop around and then sink.
No, not for long they would drown! Had that happened to me when one of my White Rocks hen fell in the horse trough and died.
I have seen plenty drown. Haven't seen any swimming.
That was too funny! Makes me sad though because it looked like a barred rock and I just gave away my first BR roo.
My grandma says she has never seen a chicken swim. She use to live on a farm with a pond and plently of chickens.
The video was great!
I am willing to bet that roo did not enjoy that. Look how exhausted he was once removed from the pool.
I guess, on rare occasions, a chicken can swim. But I wouldn't bet on it. They weren't designed for it and can't do it very well.
Not really... they can float and bob around for a while, flapping and peddling like they can swim, but as soon as their feathers lose their water resistance and become waterlogged, they start to sink like a ship with a hole.
When I give birds a bath, they bob at the top of the bucket for a bit, but during the final rinses, you have to hold them up.