Dust bath for 5 day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ibpboo, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    It was so cute yesterday when I put my 5 day old chicks outside to play for for a bit. One of them was taking a dust bath. She was really enjoying flipping the dirt onto her back and rolling and laying in the dirt. The other chickies were running around eating and pecking at stuff. So tiny and yet they know what to do. It was sooooooooo cute. Nest time I will try and get a picture.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    How cute! Must be warm where you are! My chicks would freeze if I took them outside. I sure don't want to deal with any pasty butts!
  3. Daniart

    Daniart In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2007
    I love when our big hens dust bathe! At 3 days old, my baby chicks were "dust bathing" in their pine shavings! Then the others would surround it & pick all the shavings off. Now at 3 wks old, I'm having to change the water ALL THE TIME because of their pine shaving baths!

  4. greysandy

    greysandy In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    My chicks also dust bathed at about a week old. It was so funny to watch!

    Cleaning shavings out of water is what I do 5 times a day...
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    i bet that was cute to watch her dustbath an to watch them outside for the 1st time.
  6. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    central VA
    one of my week old babies is dust bathing in the pine shavings today
  7. Meesh

    Meesh Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    I put a pie plate of shavings in with my week olds. Am waiting impatiently for someone to be brave enough to hop in. [​IMG]


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