Did You Know??
Chickens take a bath in the dirt! They break up dry dirt into almost a dust, use their feet to bring the dirt up into their feathers, then shake the dust out. The dust and dirt loosen bugs and dry skin and when they shake out the dirt, the debris goes with it. So this area next to the barn has become a HEN SPA. I came back about 5 minutes after taking this video and there was a whole new set of chickens.
When the ground is too wet and no dry dirt or dust is available, the bugs can build up and cause problems for the chickens.