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.
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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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!

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  4. greysandy

    greysandy Out Of The Brooder

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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...
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my week old babies is dust bathing in the pine shavings today
     
  7. Meesh

    Meesh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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]

    Cheers,
    Michelle
     

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