Digging in the ground

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gingertoots, May 22, 2011.

  1. Gingertoots

    Gingertoots Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put my nine babies in their coop outside for the first time last night. Today was their first day out in the yard, and they are digging around one of the legs of one of he hutches. Then they just flap around. I didn't know if they are sick or hunting up bugs... Should I worry?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They take dust baths in the dirt. They dig holes and then flap around like they are having a seizure.

    This is normal.
     
  3. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dust baths!! one of the joys of being a chicken!
     
  4. paramedic07

    paramedic07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    dust bathin. they look like this ?
     
  5. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I love it when they twist and scrub their faces in the dirt.
     
  6. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens love dustbathing! Don't worry, your chickens aren't sick or going crazy. [​IMG]
     
  7. We have a (new) small kitty litter pan that we filled with sand and put in their brooder forever, it seems. It's nothing unusual to see 4 (or more when they were little) piled in there, even though they can't really fit anymore. They are fun!
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Nice pic! [​IMG]
     
  9. paramedic07

    paramedic07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. its only a portion of the flock
     

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