Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Chickens having seizures :)
The first time I saw our chickens dusting themselves I thought they were suffering from some avian illness that caused seizures. I was sure that we were to lose our entire flock and that the USDA (or some government group that oversees food) would be descending upon our small farm to quarantine us and confiscate our dogs.
Whew! What a relief it was to find out that the chickens were just kicking up the loose soil and wallowing in it to rid their bodies of any tiny mites or insects that might have hitched an unwanted ride in their feathers. It's comical and interesting to watch. And very "not contagious".