do you know why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pattypenny, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think most actions performed by fowl is some how benfical so what I was thinking about is why do my chickens dust bath? My hens have been doing a great deal of laying around in the dirt nearly buring themselves in the dust.so what is your thoughts?
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    it helps them control mites and stuff like that. They also clean themselves by doing that. Dust "bath" [​IMG]
     
  3. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keeps them cool also. Mine do that when it's really hot.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna guess this I'm sure the correct answer will show up. First reason to protect them from bugs. Second reason a scent blocker.
     

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