After the kids had their tractor ride (see the previous post below this one), I looked out over the newly graded leach field and saw , , , what was that?? A dead chicken??
Whew! It was just one of the girls taking a dust bath and ungrading the newly graded leach field!
Here are some of the best photos of her bath , , ,
Chickens don't roll completely over during their dust baths but they appear to do so.
The other hen appears to be kicking dirt at the first hen, but she is only beginning her bath by getting her "dust tub" prepared.
The hens were at the peak of their weight in July. Fat, happy and wild.
But that soon changed to simply fat and wild once John saw what they were doing to his day's work!