I have swimming chickens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by homecatmom, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    Lucy has been laying for 2 days now and I am very happy. Last evening the rain started around 4PM and never let up till about 8:30 this morning. My run is like a lake. The girls have high ground where they can hang out, but where did I find them??? In their dust bath area in 3 inches of water. [​IMG] They were mud bathing! They looked like they were having a great time. Do any of your chickens play in puddles? I can imagine what Lucy's egg will look like today if she lays one... [​IMG]
  2. crazy4chicsinBC

    crazy4chicsinBC Songster

    Nov 22, 2007
    Abbotsford, B.C.
    I live in British Columbia and we get RAIN. I have often watched my girls mud bathing, they seem to enjoy it!!
  3. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    Wow! I have never seen my birds do that, but I often wondered why other birds bathe in water and chickens don't. Guess they do--if the opportunity presents itself!
  4. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Sounds like lots of fun! [​IMG]
  5. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    my girls love to play in mud puddles -- they get done they have mud all over the faces , feet,legs they are a total mess !!!
    the only one that is a little more laid back when it comes to the puddles is my roo - he we scratch around in them but is not as messy as the girls.


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