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Happy Chickens taking a dust bath and "purring"

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SallyBehm, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. SallyBehm

    SallyBehm Just Hatched

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    Our chickens have started using our half-empty garden to take their dirt baths. The other day, four or the six chicks were bathing and our Cuckoo Maran "Cuckoo" started purring! It was so entertaining - we watched for over an hour.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Great pic! Thanks for posting. First time I saw mine doing that...laying on their sides and flopping in the dirt...I thought they were having some sort of group seizure! :D
     
  3. SallyBehm

    SallyBehm Just Hatched

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    It surely is a strange thing to see the first time. We had read about it so we were not too shocked. I tried to provide dirt in their run but they wouldn't do it until they found their own spa in the garden. [​IMG]
     

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