Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bathing beauties

I know many of you lie awake at night pondering the age-old question...how do chickens get clean? Cats use their tongues, lizards shed their skin, and dogs require significant hosing and scrubbing. Surprisingly, hens use dirt to wash those men right outta their hair, er feathers. Some chicken keepers employ dust boxes, but here at Fort Baker we force the ladies to get creative.

Here we see Garuda and Checkers rolling ecstatically in a small dirt pile they extracted from the corner of the yard through much scratching and bug-hunting.

This picture of Garuda is especially amusing. I think she looks like quite the dino-chicken.

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