dirt bath

hitnspit

Songster
9 Years
Feb 24, 2010
160
3
124
New Haven, Vermont
My girls are digging into the dirt and tossing it all over them. Is this a way for them to cooldown. I did read the body temp is around 106 to 107 for a chicken....... Just wondering thank you....jim s
 

HennyJenny

Songster
10 Years
Dec 26, 2009
552
4
131
Bennington, NE
Hello Jim
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This is healthly chicken behavior, they do it to help clean their feathers, cool off, socialize, and generally entertain themselves. If you watch for awhile you will be pretty entertained too!

Jenny
 

FrizzlesRule

Songster
10 Years
Dec 22, 2009
440
15
111
All chickens love to take dust baths. I just hate when my Frizzles do it or any of my bantams with feathers on their shanks or feet.
 

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