Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dirty Birds

So the girls have discovered dust baths. According to our new eggcellent resource, Keeping Chickens by Ashley English, dust baths are essential. The baths clog the pores of parasites that prey on chickens, serving as a natural insecticide.
I managed to capture Saffron bathing. If you don't know what they are doing, it can look like they are having a fit or something.


Grayson spent some quality time with the girls this afternoon.
Like the birds, he is growing like a weed! And we are very glad that he is interested in chicken tending. Urban farmer in the making.

P.S. You can check out more from Ashley English here.

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