Category Archives: Chickens

Carnage in the chicken coop

Last night we’ve had an unexpected visit in the chicken coop with devastating results. Seven of our chickens were killed, two are missing and one managed to escape. We don’t know for sure who did it, but we believe it was a ferret. A few chickens were decapitated, some I found dead. One was dragged and left in the garden. The ferret must have taken the chicken with grey feathers because was the fattest. I collected all of them and pilled them up in one place. To my surprise the chicken who escaped climbed on top to pay her respects, […]

Carnage in the chicken coop

226-2020 – Two Chickens Dust Bathing in the Garden

Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about two chickens dust bathing in the garden. A chicken dust bath helps to remove excess oil, as well as external parasites like lice and mites. My mother-in-law has spread a handful of wood ash to create a dust bathing area for them to do the work themselves. When done bathing, the chicken will shake off any excess ash and dead parasites. As usual, I hope you’ve learned something. Like, comment & share!

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