Do roosters take dust baths?

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  1. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    I was wondering if roosters take dust baths. I have never owned one so i don't if they are different from hens. I would just like to know. Thanks
     
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yes! Roosters take dust bathes! But if the females are taking one he won't intrude, He will just watch them.
     
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  3. Wildest

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    My rooster loves to take dust baths! Although, he always waits patiently for the girls to finish their baths before he jumps in.
     
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    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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  5. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Why would the roosters wait for the hens to be done?
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    My are not doing so as a rule as evident in pictures above.
     
  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! That is so funny.
     
  8. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do the roosters peck the hens away while taking dust baths?
     
  9. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Our hens will peck the other ones when they are dust bathing.
     
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    My birds generally dust bath with friends / flock-mates / siblings. Pecking order largely suspended during dust bathing unless some one from outside social group comes in, then unpleasantness.
     
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