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Designated dust bath days?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DaveTaunton, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked out of my window to find 4 out of 5 of my hens practically lined up together like women in old salons dustbathing.

    Just thought I'd share this mental image with you as it made me giggle loads
     
  2. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too cute
     
  3. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would assume this is them sunbathing too?
     
  4. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah that is the normal sunbathing pose. Mine dust bath in a group like ladies at a spa gossiping [​IMG]
     
  5. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah they're gorgeous, I wish mine would get through their moult. One was dust, well...dirtbathing for like an hour earlier. She was loving it
     
  6. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine an old sand box filled with sand de and sevin dust. It is so cute to watch them I will have to get a pic of them
     
  7. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to get some of this DE, they seem happy enough but I don't want to take any chances. This being a newbie business is a slow one haha
     
  8. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But it is worth it IMHO. My chickens give so much entertainment bug control fresh eggs and compost turnovers. I love it
     
  9. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah definitely, I find myself going to check on them, then spending over an hour watching them
     
  10. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone on byc once referred to it as chicken tv so appropriate.
     
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