What do your chickens smell like?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChickenFootRnch, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2012
    East TN
    Ok, now that I have your attention!

    I was wondering if any one else has noticed what their chickens smell like?

    I was holding one of favorite sweet hens the other day, and smelled corn flakes! So I did what any chicken owner would do, I sniffed my hens neck and yep, she smelled like corn flakes. So then I proceeded to gather more chickens, along with my two girls, and sniff sniff, the majority of them were corney. The one's that were not corn flavored, smelled like rice. I guess my hen are happy and healthy and need no purfume. Wish I could say the same for my pigs. HA HA

    Look forward to hearing back from this one!

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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    The REAL question is, given your user ID, what do their FEET smell like? [​IMG]

    (I can't say I've ever made an effort to smell my chickens...next time I am treating them, I most certainly will, though.)
  3. fiddleblue

    fiddleblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    They do have a smell, though I can't really describe what it's like. It is a pleasant smell, which I guess I've just thought of as a smell of nature, light and pleasant sort of like grasses or hay.
  4. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2012
    East TN
    I have yet to "sniff" their feet, Pretty sure I dont want to. LOL
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    This just made my day. [​IMG]

    In all seriousness, though, I like the way my chickens smell. I don't, however, intentionally sniff them. x] I just smell them when I give them their morning hugs.
    Interesting though that yours remind you of corn flakes. :p
  6. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 23, 2012
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    One of mine (I forget which; I think my BR) smells like bacon. I have no idea why. o-o All the rest smell like chicken food and herbs.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012
  7. Lolachick07

    Lolachick07 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2012
    I never thought of this![​IMG] I wonder what my chickens smell like... well, only one way to find out I guess!
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Some of mine smelled like corn too. And I had one that smelled a bit bad. A bit like sour milk. Not surprisingly he was called "Stinky"
  9. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens smell like....... my chickens!!! But, one of them takes on a new smell every day. One day she smells like bananas (which I never give them) and the nest day she smells like oranges......... and sometimes they smell like their poop. [​IMG]
  10. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2012
    East TN
    I am seriously LOL after reading this.

    To little farmer, banana's and oranges I wonder if that is a genetic trait from a jungle fowl.

    Malibu, bacon chicken I like it!

    Sumi, sour milk huh, that's a interesting smell for a chicken.

    I will be in coop soon and have to sniff for more exotic aroma's on my hens. may have to do breed vs smell comparison.


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