Thursday, December 20, 2012


We've talked before about how our chickens love to take dust baths.
And you might remember (or know from your own hens) that they do this
as a way of controlling mites.
However, this....

seems to be something altogether different.
With the amount of rain that we have been having, there is no dust to be found....
just good old fashioned mud and moist dirt.

And, for the life of me, I cannot figure out what came over my sweet silkie Elton.
Normally, Elton keeps himself pristinely clean...
bright white and fluffy.

But for some reason, yesterday, Elton decided it was time to get down and dirty.

I don't know about you, but it even looks to me like Elton has a scowl on his face.
Perhaps he is a little angry about not having his own Christmas outfit 
like the donkeys, pigs and sheep.

Is it possible that we have our own little Scrooge, here?


  1. He's a total mess!! What's up, Elton? Get yourself together, dude!!!

  2. Elton is adorable! Mine have a favorite dust bath spot under the big pine in the front yard.

  3. Scrooge made me laugh out loud! He is beautiful-even when dirty! Hugs, Meghan

  4. Hummm, maybe he is helping with Christmas desserts? Mud Pies that is!

  5. Poor chickies. Mine are lucky. They have the great outdoors, but they also have an indoor bathing spot. They can use it except on the most cold days.

  6. Cute ! Yes he does look like he has a scowl on his face ! Well humans have mud baths to rejuvenate and moisten the skin maybe he thought he would try ! Have a good day !

  7. Oh Sir Elton.....tsk...tsk...tsk!!

  8. Ha,heeehee. My Amelia Earhart is a Leghorn and has taken to getting really dirty also...bummer..she was always so pretty!

  9. He is a mess for sure..That's quite a frown he has as well..Maybe he's tired of all this Ho Ho Ho stuff ..Ha!

  10. Tell Elton to quit his whining... or you will ship off to our place where all the dirt is covered in almost a foot of snow! lol!

  11. "roosters gone wild" is possible to give a chicken a bath?

  12. Everyone likes a mud bath.

  13. Yeah Elton seems to be a hot mess right now... Maybe he's not feeling so well?


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