Silly swimming chickens...I mean "ducks"....I mean chickens!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Keltara, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. ***************************UPDATE**************************
    I've updated this post with more photos of our ducky chickens!!

    Yes I know that "they" say chickens can't swim. Or chickens will only float for a few minutes and then their feathers will become sodden and they will sink. Well I'm here to let you know that their feathers may become wet and sodden, but they will not sink. They will float, swim and flap. They [​IMG]LOVE[​IMG] the pool! So who are "they" anyway?? [​IMG]

    Here's Tara with one of her babies:

    Here are Madeline, our neighbor Riley, and Tara with all three of our girls (Dixie, Jasmine and Daisy).

    And the Henny Penny's just chillin' in the 92 degree heat [​IMG].

    Preening after the pool....

    Excuse us...A little privacy please human! Now make yourself useful and fetch us some meal worms.

    ****************************Updated photos below!*************************
    These pictures were taken on 8/3/11.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
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  2. Orpygal

    Orpygal Songster

    Aug 30, 2009
    Eastern Panhandle WV
    Your ladies came out better than my Johnny. He fell into the cow's water trough in rather cold weather. I didn't want him in the water while I ran around to go thru the gate so I reached thru the fence and tossed him out. Poor guy landed right in the mud!!
  3. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    That is really cool! Cute chickens. Since chickens can actually swim, I wonder why we have had such problems with them drowning in the trough?
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Songster

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    he he i did this to my hen, to cool her off, and she didn't fare well, i guess i put her in shock, and she wouldn't move or anything, she just sat there limp, and would fall over when i tried to stand her up, so i held her a while got her warm again, and put her in a cage with food and water, she was up and moving pretty soon after
  6. MomKat

    MomKat In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    Wow! I did not know they would do this! My hens all come and stand at the edge of my pool deck and watch while I swim, but I've never thought of putting them in the water! Hot as it is here, I may try this! [​IMG]
  7. Dowie

    Dowie Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    Ondra's Seramas :

    That is really cool! Cute chickens. Since chickens can actually swim, I wonder why we have had such problems with them drowning in the trough?

    Simple - there is no easy exit point for them. They get trapped, panic, and then drown.​
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    now those are great photos and fabulous floating birdies!!! [​IMG]
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  9. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    I'm running out and getting a pool to throw them in! Just kidding but great photos!
  10. Pokster

    Pokster In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    Manistique, Michigan
    Quote:And i do believe that is the stink eye you are receiving, poor guy.

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