Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chicken Spa Day




Do you think I'm kidding? Chickens are just like us girls! They LOVE a good spa day after a long winter. They don't go for deluxe mud wraps, massages, or paraffin wax treatments. They know how to keep it simple. All they need for a proper spa day is warm, dry soil and a bit of sunshine!


 At first glance ( if you didn't know chickens) you might think this gal was in serious trouble if not dead! If I was a mean blog friend I would try and " fool "  ( being April fools day and all )  you with this image by making up a horrible story about how this sweet girl met her maker. But, I draw the line at jokes like that when it comes to my girls ( and yours ) !!! What you are looking at is one happy chicken deep in her first dust bath of the year! Chickens take dust baths in dry dirt to rid themselves of mites, parasites and to clean their plumage.


 Another thing we have in common with our chickens is that they like to go to the spa with a friend or two.

 Spa day is always more fun with friends! Don't you agree?

 If for some reason you don't have a place where your girls can have a regular dust bath, you can provide one for them. Simply fill a large rubber-made bin with fresh dirt and place it away from their food and water. Place your chicken/s in the bin and let them go to town fluffing, dusting and pecking away!


Happy Dusting!
Deborah Jean







10 comments:

Alica said...

So that's what I should call it?! My girls are digging holes all over their yard. I'd say they're addicted to spa day! :)

Snooks said...

I would love to have some warm sun to warm the dirt. Still waiting over here. My girls are just peeps so they are not missing the spa just yet. They are still in their brooder. I was hoping for a nice warm day today to let them check out their new coop and run. The day is not over so hopefully we still can.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Brenda said...

Hubs is going to have to go out and turn and clean up the girls run here. They have holes so deep now along the fence that even though hubs buried the chicken wire 12 inch down I am afraid the fox can get in easier. Have a great Sunday!

Unknown said...

Yes Alica, We have holes all over the run too. They sure do love it!

Unknown said...

Hi Snooks, What kind of chickens did you get?

Unknown said...

They can did a lot of holes in a short amount of time! Don't want that Fox getting in..NO WAY! Happy Weekend!

3rnigerians said...

Lol. I'd like a spa day and yeah, I'd bring you, Michelle and Dolly along too if I could. My peeps are only days old yet, but I am sure enjoying reading up on what to expect. Thank you for reminding me about spa day. I appreciate the idea for a mini spa with the rubbermaid for long winter days. I expect the ladies won't bathe in mud, but a mini spa indoors, maybe??? I am going to try it once they're big enough. Thank you Deb! Have a good day.

Unknown said...

Awe, wouldn't that be the best spa day ever??? Love it! It's an exciting time for you to have your babies again! So much good info out there too.
enjoy your Sunday and your li'l peeps!
Hugs, Deb

Kanelstrand said...

Haha, this is such cool post! I didn't know chickens went to the spa! i've only seen sparrows do it :)

Unknown said...

Oh, yes Sonya! Chickens know all about going to the spa!
heheh!!!

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