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Floating Chickens !

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by WestminsterHens, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. WestminsterHens

    WestminsterHens In the Brooder

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    Did you know chickens float! Once one of my chickens once fell into our pool. It tried to swim, but in the end it just gave up and floated. It was perfectly calm too! Have you ever seen a chicken float, it's funny.
    [​IMG] It's funnier than this !!! [​IMG]
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i would imagine after the feathers get saturated it would sink but next time i get mad at one of them i will give it a try! hehe
     
  3. WestminsterHens

    WestminsterHens In the Brooder

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    I think you might be right, but you never know till you find out.
     
  4. Cleoandclover

    Cleoandclover Chirping

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    I have a rooster who likes to swim. So yes, and no. Their feathers do get saturated after a while, but if the water is warm, the chicken can swim as long as he isn't exhausted. But if the water is cold, then once the feathers get really wet, the bird gets tired and still floats, but starts rolling over. At that point you have to rescue them.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    x2 They'll drown if you don't pull them out and they can't find a way out themselves once they get tired. I learned this the hard way and now always keep a cinder block in the duck pool so any hapless chickens that fall in can get out.
     
  6. Cleoandclover

    Cleoandclover Chirping

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    The roo was in three inches of water, supervised, in a bathtub for his flea treatment with pyrethrin shampoo. So, not exactly a unsafe situation.
     

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