5 w.o. pullets dusting...normal??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brewmiss96, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. brewmiss96

    brewmiss96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, so my three 5 week olds are dusting themselves in their brooder (not quite done with the chicken haus and run yet).

    Is this normal or should I be looking for parasites?
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    my chicks did that around 5 weeks too. i think it's normal. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Perfectly normal.
     
  4. John T

    John T Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine started at two weeks. The first time they were outside in the yard they started dusting. I wonder how they know to do that? They hadn't seen the older chickens do it.[​IMG]
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dust bathing is normal for lil chickies.they love it more than anything.
     

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