dust bathing for 3 week old chicks?

1northbirdlady

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hello from helena montana. how soon can i introduce my chicks to dust bathing? they are starting to feather very nicely and a couple are really letting the pine shavings fly. i got 10 on march 26, 2014.
 

drumstick diva

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If they were out with their mother, they would learn by watching her. I think if they find a good spot with loose dirt/sand/ they will instinctively try to dust bathe. If one does it they all will.
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2, if they were out with their mother they'd be dust bathing, they'd probably be happy for a chance to now.
 

TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

Yes, any time is great for dust bathing! If there is nothing available to dust bathe in, they will bathe in the chick feed! Enjoy your new babies and welcome to our flock!
 
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