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2 wk chicks dust bathing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vicky, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. vicky

    vicky Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 wk old Australorp has just started dust bathing in her food. It's the funniest thing I've seen.

    But should I be concerned she's getting food all over her? Should I put a bowl of dirt in their box for the two of them to play in?

    And then how do I teach them that the dirt is for bathing, not food?
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    get the food off the ground,, either hang it or stick it on a rock or something just tall enough for them to reach with their heads,, and put down a dust bath for them,,,but remember,, their KIDS,, so they probably wont listen ,,hehe [​IMG]
     
  3. vicky

    vicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahhh... ok. I'll try suspending something. Let's see how that works. :)
     

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