Will they drown?
"If you have chickens at home, and any type of water, you may be worried about whether or not your chickens can swim."
"Chickens have a natural ability to swim but can do so only for short periods of time."
"Your average chicken won't ever purposefully enter the water. The real danger is when a chicken accidentally falls into a tank of water."
"A chicken, like any other air-breathing animal, can absolutely drown. Typically this happens because the chicken becomes waterlogged and tired."
"Some chickens have developed an affinity for swimming. This is probably due to a combination of the chicken's own confidence and explorative nature..."