Scratching in the leaves

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmeeter88, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    I noticed my birds scratching around in the dead leaves that have fallen from the trees. They would sort of kick the leaves back behind them and then sit down, almost like they were perching. Then they would get up and start scratching around in the leaves again.

    They seem to enjoy doing in it crunchy things like leaves.
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    ah, yes. Mine are very attracted to the pine needles in the back yard, and the maple leaves in the front yard (although I try to keep them out of the front yard because then they LOVE to dig around in the ditch right alongside the road, and they have no sense. Two or three times last summer I heard cars honking, went around front, and there the chickens stood on the side of the road and the guineas stood IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, just looking at the big metal boxes with the people in them, and listening to the funny sound the metal boxes made.... [​IMG]z
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Chickens love to root around and kick around ANYTHING. Rocks, hay, leaves, etc.
  4. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Leaves don't suprise me much; 'cause that is where earthworms also like to hide under dontcha know. I bet they find some tasty meals while they are shuffling around.

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