Cinnamon dust bathing

Cinnamon loves to dig. She is always digging and when she wants a dust bath she spends ages digging the deepest hole of any of the girls. Emerald was dust bathing a little further up the run than Cinnamon. Emerald makes a shallow well and dust baths while sitting on the almost level soil. Cinnamon keeps on digging until she nearly disappears into her hole.

Cinnamon digs and digs

And pecks at the soil

She has to get the hole just right

Cinnamon spent so much time on her hole that I eventually gave up and left her to it. The next day she was dust bathing in Emerald’s dust hole. Maybe it was just too much effort to dig her own hole again.

Cinnamon dust baths

Cinnamon still has white pins on her head

Cinnamon is pretty much fully feathered again apart from the pins on her head. Seramas seem to have pins on their heads for a very long time. Cinnamon’s show up more than the other girls because of the contrast of the white pins against her brown feathers. It will be good to see these open eventually.

Cinnamon is the smallest of all the girls but the most active. She is rarely still for long. She is a little cutie!

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6 Responses to Cinnamon dust bathing

  1. marion.pharo says:

    She looks very snug in her hole.

  2. Kevin says:

    That’s very impressive digging!

    Is it Cinnamon that you say you call “digger”? 😀

    • It is indeed, Cinnamon is my little digger. She is tiny but is an impressive digger. For the smallest girl of all she digs the deepest of holes but not just dust baths she generally is always digging. After the bedtime corn there is scratching then making their way to the chicken shed but Cinnamon does a mammoth dig before bedtime but still gets in the shed first of the little girls to get under Speckles wing. She is my little digger girl! I think that is why this tiny girl has the biggest feet.

  3. David Anderson says:

    She is such a lovely shape.

    • She is. She is quite a different shape to Freckles. Freckles is serama shaped, some friends described Cinnamon as “proper chicken shaped”. She is like a miniature regular chicken. I love that she is so different from the rest.

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