Dust Bath Trance

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Val3rie, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Val3rie

    Val3rie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chickens go into some sort of wierd trance when they are rolling in the dirt? Mine seem to...
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine do.
     
  3. WildBurroShirts.com

    WildBurroShirts.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. That same goofy look I give after a hot oil massage...the 'ahhhhhh'' look. [​IMG]

    And then they go and after a little shuffling around, all lay down like a carpet runner: wing to wing to wing. Goofballs.
     
  4. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look drunk to me! They can't even walk real good at first.
     
  5. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine look like they left their heads for a minute they just lay in the dirt on their sides til i make a noise lol
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Mine always look like they're dead and scare me half to death! Funniest thing I have seen! [​IMG] After 16 years I still go running to check.
     
  7. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    bwebb7 wrote: They look drunk to me! They can't even walk real good at first.

    Yes! But one should avoid being downwind when they shake it off.

    There is also something close to the same condition I like to think of as `Sun Chicken' Somnambulism, wobbling, and blinking back into the world of berries and bugs...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    WildBurroShirts.com :

    Yep. That same goofy look I give after a hot oil massage...the 'ahhhhhh'' look. [​IMG]

    And then they go and after a little shuffling around, all lay down like a carpet runner: wing to wing to wing. Goofballs.

    sounds like us when we have a massage... [​IMG]
     
  9. ssteiner

    ssteiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not only do mine look like they go into a trance, I GO INTO A TRANCE just watching them. All very fascinating. It's been so muddy around here for the last couple weeks my girls are irritated they haven't been able to take a dust bath.
     
  10. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they do. The first time I saw them I thought all were having seizures.
     

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