Dust-bathing Action Shots! Did Yours Today?

TheChiggens

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Chickens get dirty to take a bath! ... A chicken dust bath helps to remove excess oil, as well as external parasites like lice and mites. A dirt bath also maintains the water-resistance of the outer feathers of a chicken. Dust bathing is an important part of keeping chickens healthy and clean.
https://www.wideopenpets.com/dust-bathing-from-a-to-z-for-backyard-chickens/

And also its a lot of fun to watch.
Did your chicken bathe today? Do you have pictures? :wee

Here are some action shots of my flock taking a "bath" :clap

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TwoCrows

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Chickens get dirty to take a bath! ... A chicken dust bath helps to remove excess oil, as well as external parasites like lice and mites. A dirt bath also maintains the water-resistance of the outer feathers of a chicken. Dust bathing is an important part of keeping chickens healthy and clean.
https://www.wideopenpets.com/dust-bathing-from-a-to-z-for-backyard-chickens/

And also its a lot of fun to watch.
Did your chicken bathe today? Do you have pictures? :wee

Here are some action shots of my flock taking a "bath" :clap

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Nice pictures!
 

HenOnAJuneBug

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Have you ever been down at chicken level when one decides to shake out all the dirt from their feathers and get a face-full? Good times.
No, but there have been times where I've seen what looked like smoke and run around looking for a fire, and not find any. Finally it dawned on me that it was clouds of dust from chickens dirt bathing under the porch.
 

aart

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He never would dirt bathe with the hens, either embarrassed or too proud.
I always wondered if they were too busy on 'look out duty' to dust bathe.
My boys didn't/don't bathe as much as the hens,
but when they do I figure everything must be 'safe' so they relax and indulge.
Only my current cock will continue to bathe when I come into the run.

Some dust bathe every day, in the 'Under-Run'.
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First flock 2013 when first let out of coop after two weeks, Mr. Rooster was showing them where.
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2016 lots of deep holes out there.
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