What do your chickens smell like?

ChickenFootRnch

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 21, 2012
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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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Wynette

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Sep 25, 2007
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The REAL question is, given your user ID, what do their FEET smell like?
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(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.)
 

fiddleblue

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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.
 

Lothiriel

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This just made my day.
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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
 

sumi

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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"
 

little farmer

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May 1, 2012
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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.
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ChickenFootRnch

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 21, 2012
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5
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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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