Just wondering?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smokeater413, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have recieved over 9 inches of rain in the past 3 days and it got me to asking....can chickens swim?
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    WOW sorry about your rain issues. I have seen a roo on youtube swim but I don't think anyone should try that at home. I hope there's lots of sun in the future forecast!
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Ours take great lengths to avoid both puddles and snow. It doesn't bother them as long as they have somewhere dry.
     
  4. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well... this IS Florida...if you dont like the weather just wait five minutes!
     
  5. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a similar post earlier. [​IMG] I was wondering if they could get something like foot rot from walking around in muddy water for sooooo many days.

    PS - What do you do w/ your chickens during hurricane season?
     
  6. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll find out... this is my first year with them.

    It'll be hard for me also because i'm a firefighter/paramedic and will not be home for being recalled into work
     
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  7. roosty

    roosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny you should ask this....just the other day I was at my moms house, we were trying to get one of her chickens up that wondered to the other side of the lake. Just as she was about to pick it up her dog ran over and scared it and it flew right into the lake. I thought for sure it was a gonner but NOPE! It swam right back to the shore and she picked it up. It swam a good ways too.
    Long story short....YES THEY CAN!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought for sure it was a gonner but NOPE! It swam right back to the shore and she picked it up. It swam a good ways too.
    Long story short....YES THEY CAN!!!!!

    [​IMG]

    WHO KNEW????? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] To answer your question, chickens cannot swim. A co-worker of mine had a chicken that was the results of a chicken and duck mating. They hatched the eggs in their Incubator and when the chick hatched it looked like a chicken but had webbed feet. It grew up ok. About a month ago it was found dead in their cows pond apparently it had drowned.
     
  10. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about a duck that thinks shes a chicken lol
     

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