Dust Bathing

If you see your chickens on the ground kicking up dust and all twisted up, don’t be scared and freaked out like I was. They are only dust bathing. Dust bathing helps get chickens clean, I know you are probably thinking ‘What? Chickens bathing in dust? Doesn’t that get them even more dirty?’ No it doesn’t, it cleans them. My chicken, Salt, looked like a snowball afterwords, so it gets them pretty clean. Also they seem to have a ball doing it too!

– A Chicken Chick


Sorry about not posting that much, I was on vacation. Here is a tip about when you go on vacation. Don’t just give them a lot of food and water, you need someone responsable to take care of your chickens (especially when they are almost grown or grown) because they need to have some time to play and have fun. I ALWAYS have someone take care of my chickens.  Now that I think about, I always have someone take care of them whether they are grown or not. I hope this helps you like it helped me!

– A Chicken Chick

The bond

Ok, I know many of you have seen my other posts, but this one is going to be different. It is going to be about one of the most important things that you and your chickens have……….a bond. From an early age start picking up your chickens, so then later on they will trust you. Now don’t be like farmers and shew your chickens into the coop because then they will be scared of you. Some chickens will go through a stage when they are scared of you and don’t want you to pick them up. Don’t worry you aren’t being bad parents. In fact, my chicken Pepper is going through one right now! Don’t stall when you are picking up your chickens then they will feel like they are the boss. That wouldn’t be so good! Just be nice to your chickens. Hug them, kiss them, and hold them and you and your chickens will have a great bond that no one can replace.

My First Advice Post

Hey, I know that a lot of you don’t have chickens yet but are thinking about getting some. So, I am going to give you some advice about the coop and where to put the coop.  First of all you are going to want a coop that has a nesting area because they will feel safer and less stressed out when they lay. Oh! I almost forgot! Make sure your city/town allows chickens! Anyway, back to the coop. You don’t need a big coop if you are only going to have a few chickens. Most of the coops that you get are going to be build it your self type of coops [ no matter how small ]. So, a good place to put your coop is in a hut [ on the ground ] that has space in between the walls and door. I have my chickens/chicken coop in a hut like that. If you don’t have a hut like that then just put a coop in your backyard. Hope this info helps you!

– A Chicken Chick