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Chicks dust bathing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EMS2005, May 25, 2016.

  1. EMS2005

    EMS2005 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sure this is a dumb question, but is it ok/normal for 2 week old chicks to dust bathe?? I gave them dirt as grit to go with the little kitchen and yard tid bits I've been giving them. They love the dirt! Both to peck at and to bathe, or nap in. They make a royal mess in short order, which is fine. I guess I'm wondering if they're doing this because they have mites, or just because it's instinct?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Just a natural instinct.
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instinct. My earlier batch of 2 this spring were dust bathing the first time they hit the ground!
    The current 2 haven't figure it out yet.
     

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