Chicken Mosh

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Portia, May 14, 2008.

  1. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chickens frequently dust in a communal pile, or are mine just weird? Once they find a suitable spot around the yard they all jump in. In the picture below, the pile continues below the rhododendron where all 15 were engaged in various stages of dusting.
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Mine do it also.
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Mine have a few holes that they all use to my dh's dismay. Mine are under my large quince bushes. LOL
     
  4. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

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    the first time mine did it I thought the got into the rat poison or something. [​IMG]
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Now I know what to call it when ours do that. A chicken mosh pit!
     
  6. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so fun to watch when they dust, crazy birds! And they make the most wonderfully happy cooing sounds until someone stands up and steps on everyone, then you hear a few loud squaks, then back to cooing.
     
  7. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just love watching them in their group dust baths! Beats "Reality" TV anytime!
     
  8. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try a 17 chicken pile with little silkies squished underneath!!
     
  9. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    FYI...I throw a handful or two of D.E. in their dusting spots.
     
  10. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do that too!
     

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