Chickens not bathing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bakerjw, May 25, 2010.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    I have 8 TSC sex link pullets that are around 9 to 10 weeks old. I picked up a mortar tub and filled it with sand and DE for them to take dust baths. I have yet to see them get in and dust themselves up. It seems kind of odd that they don't want to take dust baths. Any thoughts? I may add some dirt to see if that helps motivate them.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I'd try adding some nice dry mulch. They love that here. I can't keep them out of my gardens. [​IMG]
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Maybe you just need to show it to them.......kinda dig around in it while they're watching.......monkey see, monkey do, ya know? LOL
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Put dry potting soil in it, too. Trust me, they LOVE that stuff!

    If all else fails, plant something in it. (Come see my potted plants for evidence. Wait, I should say: come see my PLANTLESS pots for evidence.)
  5. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Wet it down on a hot day!

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