do roos dust bathe?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lalaland, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    just curious - I chased the chickens outside today to spend some time in the sun and after a couple of weeks inside, the hens were so happy to dust bathe - dirt was flying, they were rolling around. The two roos scratched around, but I never saw them dust bathe, even after the hens were finished. Does anyone have roosters that take dust baths?
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, roosters dust bathe but, perhaps, yours were busy guarding the girls! My roosters always took dust baths with his girls.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Mine do!
     
  4. I walked into the barn one day and thought my bid ol' chochin roo had meet his maker. He was about as flat as a chicken can get in the dirt.
     
  5. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep!
     
  6. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, they usually wait till the girls have finished and then take their turn. They don't seem to bathe as often, but it usually is a long one, and not a worry about the water they are wasting! [​IMG]

    bigzio
     
  7. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our little roo would wait patiently until the girls had had their turn before having his own dust bath [​IMG]
     

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