Went out today to look for some signs of Spring and decided to take the girls with us. Phoebe took over the job of "chicken herder" with gusto until Daisy found some soft warm earth and decided to take a bath. (picture 3). After a bit the others joined her and dirt was flying everywhere. It must have felt so good to them. Chickens need to take dust baths frequently to keep parasites away and it has felt like forever since the ground was bare and soft enough to do so. Like a mini spa day for the birds they seemed very relaxed when it was time to go back in the coop. I figure a dust bath for a bird is a sure sign of spring...right.