holes!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickiemama1010, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Chickiemama1010

    Chickiemama1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens dig the worst holes! Is that common? my golden comets never did this,but my australorps are hole-digging maniacs! they have dug a hole so deep that they can get UNDER the coop now. I swear the hole and trench they made is a foot deep and 3 feet under the coop, which is actually an old shed sitting on the ground, not up on stilts like some of the high-class REAL coops, lol. But they have been diligently digging and 6 hens have made that much progress in just a day and a half. The only hole I ever saw a comet dig was when they free ranged in the winter. they would dig down through the snow to get to the grass underneath.

    Is it because theyre hot? ...Maybe my comets dont get so hot because they are more a buff/reddish color as opposed to the BLACK aussies? Its been in the mid 90s with lots of humidity here lately. the aussies are all under the shed/coop now, and the comets are not interested, just happy in the chicken yard pecking at grasshoppers
     
  2. apdan

    apdan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens and my dogs have a HUGE hole dug in the middle of my yard... I am not sure who started it but I am pretty sure the chickens did most of the work. When the chickens lay in the hole you can't see them thats how deep they have it... we are discussing getting some of the mud out of the pig pen and putting it in the hole! It's a pain to have to mow lawn around!
     
  3. Chickiemama1010

    Chickiemama1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least Im not the only one then with hole issues.
     
  4. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree; holes everywhere! My chickens have been trying to dig escape holes out of the run and when they're out free-ranging they hang out in the dog's holes.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    My girls dig a hole to bathe in they have a spot under the eve of my house they like that's in the shade
     

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