I think my chickens are PIGS!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stevo, May 24, 2010.

  1. Stevo

    Stevo Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Howell, NJ
    We have had way too much rain here in NJ and the ground is always damp or wet. My chickens will scratch away the grass and wallow in the wet dirt like hogs lol.

    Is this normal?

  2. MontanaMomma

    MontanaMomma Songster

    Oct 7, 2008
    Just make sure they don't have bugs- they may be rolling because they itch, or just because they really are pigs trapped in the bodies of chickens. Mine do the same thing- my neighbors probably think I abuse them they look so terrible! If you want to do something nice for them, provide something dry for them to roll in- sand, straw or wood chips that are dry. But that probably won't stop them from rolling in whatever they want.
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Mine do the same thing. It rains a lot here and I have some very dirty birdies at times.

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