Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dustbath

The first time I saw one of the birds do this I got worried. She was hunkered down in a funny position. All I could think of was "don't let another one die". But one of the other birds stepped on her head and she got up and was fine.

So I caught one of them doing it last week on video:

video

I guess my fascination just shows that I am a neophyte farm-girl.

2 comments:

Lainie said...

Hard to believe that they do this to keep clean. The area in front of our barn is so riddled with dust bowls, you could break an ankle if not careful!

Mama Sewing said...

How are your chicks doing? Our 14 are great (we lost one early on though) and getting bigger every day. Can't wait for the eggs as we haven't had our own eggs since last fall.