Thursday, April 22, 2010
I was warned about this...the lady I bought my chickens from thought she had some sick chickens when she first encountered them behaving this way. It's actually quite funny to see them roll around in the dirt with their legs waving around in the air! What they are doing is called dusting...it's a way for them to clean themselves. Yes, with dirt! The dirt knocks off any bugs or yucky stuff that gets in their feathers and on their skin. When they are all done "dusting" they shake all the dirt off.