Dust bath for 5 day old chick

ibpboo

Where Chickens Ride Horses
12 Years
Jul 9, 2007
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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.
 

Daniart

In the Brooder
12 Years
Jun 20, 2007
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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!

 

greysandy

In the Brooder
11 Years
Feb 20, 2008
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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...
 

wynedot55

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

Meesh

Songster
11 Years
Feb 12, 2008
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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.


Cheers,
Michelle
 

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