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

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

  1. Quote:Phew! Thank goodness she didn't break her neck! ◕‿◕
     
  2. Quote:[​IMG] Thanks Linda!!
     
  3. Quote:Hee hee! Glad you enjoyed them. ❀◕ ‿ ◕❀
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    Aww! Cute pics!

    Thanks Sunny. I'm glad you liked them. ❤​
     
  5. Quote:Awwww. Please don't worry Dawn. We are soooo careful with our babies. We never put them in unless we are in with them. I, we would never let them drown. They always stay super bouyant too. Even when their feathers are really soaked. We are very careful and keep a really close eye on them in the pool. [​IMG] They are our babies after all. [​IMG]
     
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Its very cool, but I am wondering about the chlorine in the pool? Can that be good for them? Have you researched how chlorine would affect them/ their eggs?
     
  7. Quote:Hi Wendy. Our chickens don't drink the water. They just swim in it. Their feathers seem to be fine and they show no ill effects from the chlorine on their skin. If anything, we probably have the most disinfected birds out there. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    Ok, I haven't tried it yet since today was a busy day. Some of my girls (and a roo) traveled with us so they could go to their new homes. But I am seriously going to try tomorrow! I'll post pics if they do well, and if I remember to take pictures that is. [​IMG]
     
  9. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Quote:Hi Wendy. Our chickens don't drink the water. They just swim in it. Their feathers seem to be fine and they show no ill effects from the chlorine on their skin. If anything, we probably have the most disinfected birds out there. [​IMG]

    That's interesting, as I have been having an issue with bugs lately and I wonder if the chlorine would kill them? I have been bathing my birds in Poultry Protector, and as I submerge them in the warm water, they go limp and I have to hook their heads over the side of the tub to keep them from going under.
     
  10. Quote:Hi Wendy. Our chickens don't drink the water. They just swim in it. Their feathers seem to be fine and they show no ill effects from the chlorine on their skin. If anything, we probably have the most disinfected birds out there. [​IMG]

    That's interesting, as I have been having an issue with bugs lately and I wonder if the chlorine would kill them? I have been bathing my birds in Poultry Protector, and as I submerge them in the warm water, they go limp and I have to hook their heads over the side of the tub to keep them from going under.

    Are they going limp because they are relaxed in the warm water? That must be a sight to see! [​IMG]
     

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