3 Week old chick trying to take a Dust Bath in Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Leesa Blank, May 3, 2017.

  1. Leesa Blank

    Leesa Blank Just Hatched

    Apr 24, 2017
    Hi Everyone! I just got home from work and one of my 3 week old chicks is desperately trying to give herself a dust bath (at least I assume this is what she's trying to do) in her brooder. My brooder is just a dog kennel with shavings and I really don't have the room to give her a dust bath in there. Is she ok without for another few weeks until I move them outside into the coop and run?
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, they'll try to dust bathe with anything wether or not it works
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Any place, any time, at any age.

  4. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    Do you have the room in the brooder to add a shallow pan of wood ash & peat moss? The chicks would love it!
  5. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Yes, all you need is a soup bowl with some sand or dry dirt or even wheat bran. Dirt bathing is instinctive and natural to even the tiniest chicks and brings them great joy and contentment.

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