chicks not using dust bath ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snazzyboots, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    i have 4 pullets. one is 9 weeks old and the others are about 4-5 weeks. they are outside full time and have always "dust" bathed in the grass. i put a dust bath in for them but they aren't using it. it has been about a week now. do you think they will start or should i just take it out? no biggie either way. i just want to have them comfortable. thanks
  2. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I've tried the man made dust bath thing ie me . well anyway I've not seen my chickens bathe in anything not of their own choosing
  3. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    tried a old plastic dishpan full of sand, and to my surprise they ate most of the sand, and ants that it drew, and did not dust bathe once [​IMG] LOL

    Took it out!

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