Are chickens taking dust bath, or trying to make nests?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggnut, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. eggnut

    eggnut New Egg

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    We have 19 Buff Orpington pullets and one rooster. They are 21 weeks old. They are our first chickens. The other day we noticed them doing some strange behavoir(The relevent hens are the ones lying down and maybe the flapping one):[​IMG]
    Are they trying to make nests(We haven't gotten their nestboxes in yet), or are they simply taking a dust bath?
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Dust bath for sure :) [​IMG] [​IMG] Here are some of my girls doing the same :love
     
  3. eggnut

    eggnut New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, that's a dust bath. The first time I saw one of mine doing that I thought she was having a seizure lol
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol x2 I was certain they were dying. Freaked out.
     

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