A common question many people have is, “Are backyard chickens dirty?” The answer to this question depends on the type of chickens you have. Although they’re not as dirty as humans, they will get a fair amount of dirt. However, there are ways to help your chickens keep clean and healthy. One way is to keep them off the ground. To keep the ground free of mud, use wood shavings or straw. You should also lock your chickens up at night so that they do not wander away.