Hey, my friend dropped off her chicken a while ago and I remembered something. Not all chickens are friendly toward new people or other chickens. Her chicken (it’s a rooster) is not that friendly toward me or my chickens. Of course, my chickens are always around other chickens so they were trying to be friendly. But he was not. And he started to attack mine. I got really scared and started to freak out. I started to shew (never ever do that), and all sorts of things. Finally, I got him put up. But then I felt bad because he had such a small cage for a chicken. So now we take them out at separate times. Never do what I did and let them out together right off the bat. Let them get used to company.
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!
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!