So, a couple of times a week, we'll take our 7 girls and put them in the fenced pool area, and let them go crazy eating the crickets and grass. We're always with them, so there's no danger of anyone drowning. One or two dogs are usually out there at the same time......one looking for the delicious treats that chickens leave behind (shudder), and the other just ignores them and sleeps in the sun. Anyway, one of the dogs decided to chase after something, and scared one of the chickens (a leghorn) into the pool. I thought I'd be jumping in and doing mouth-to-beak resuscitation, but to our surprise, the chicken calmly swam back over to the side of the pool, and with a flap of its wings, just jumped right back out.....all by herself! She gave a good shake, and went right back to cricket-hunting. Her 'swimming' looked a lot like a duck, just not as graceful, and with a bit of flapping involved. I was blown away. I had always thought they'd just get bogged down and sink. I doubt she would have lasted more than a minute or two, but the fact that she intentionally headed back to the edge was surprising. Anyone else ever have their chickens fall or jump into water?