Swimming Chickens!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by I'vegotchickenfever, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Northwest Florida
    Well...maybe they're not swimming yet, but if this rain doesn't stop - they will be. The ground is saturated, standing water and there's mud literally everywhere. I need to know if there is anything I need to keep an eye out for, like their little soggy feet? Can they get sick from this wet weather?
  2. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I dont know if they can get sick but i live in the PNW of WA and it rains here all the time. When my run gets really muddy (like me falling on my bottom last night) I put down hay in the mud so it will absorb some of the water and mud. They love to play in it and look for little treats too so it does double duty for me and it is easy to clean up later with a pitchfork. Just wait till they roll in the mud...gives a new meaning to "dust baths"

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