Is it normal for a chicken to dustbath for over a half hour? I have fenced off a small portion of the yard so my new chicken could run around a bit while I clean the cage. She has been dustbathing and preening her feathers and doesn't seem interested in treats. Could this mean parasites of some sort? My other chicken does anything to get treats but I guess this one isn't used to treats and she doesn't seem interested in the layer feed that Precious eats. She's not laying yet, should I be feeding her something different? So much to learn!