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rolling around in the dirt??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tcclifford, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. tcclifford

    tcclifford New Egg

    Aug 26, 2007
    Hi! I am new to keeping chickens and this is probably a dumb question.
    One of my chickens has started rolling around in the dirt. She's really getting into it! I can harly tell she is white anymore!
    Is that normal? Or does that mean there is something wrong???
    Thanks for any help you can give!!
  2. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    New Mexico
    She's fine, that is the way a chicken takes a bath!
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Perfectly normal...when they really get going you'd almost think that they were digging to China. LOL
  4. tcclifford

    tcclifford New Egg

    Aug 26, 2007
    Thanks! What a relief!
    You can tell how new I am to this. I'm really glad I found this forum![​IMG]
  5. SandyC

    SandyC Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love watching them when they dig and the dirt starts flying!
  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Your chickens are at the chicken spa. It's an all over body treatment. It really relaxes mine. [​IMG]
  7. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2007
    It is fun to watch but mine leave holes all over the run! ( I cannot let mine free range) So, about once a week I have to go in with a rake and level things out again. It only takes a day or two for them to make holes again but it is all part of the chicken thing!!
  8. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2007
    I found this funny too the first time I saw my new chickens doing this. But I found the babies doing it just yesterday, they are a 1 1/2 weeks old now, it's adorable to watch them learning from their mama.
  9. KiwiChook

    KiwiChook Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2007
    I was watching my chickens digging themselves into the garden on the weekend also. They really seem to enjoy it! [​IMG] Its a good thing I don't care too much for the garden..[​IMG]
  10. nutmeg

    nutmeg Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2007
    It is not just chickens that do this. I looked out my kitchen window a few weeks ago to find a family of wild turkeys in the yard. There were about 8 young ones taking a dirt bath in the sand under a tree while mom and dad looked on. It was fun to watch.

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