Dust Baths!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lmarie, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else think this is one of the most hilarious things chickens do? It makes me laugh soooo hard!!! [​IMG]
    then again..I am easily amused...
    Is it to just keep bugs off of them?
    Lauren
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I love it. Chicken tv at its best. Jean
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my new little chicks have decided that they want to use the chick starter that they have thrown all over their brooder as dust. The other chicks then eat the food off of them. Yeah they are pretty funny to watch
     
  4. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it!! They are so entertaining!!
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Its most amusing when there are two or three in the same spot... [​IMG]
     
  6. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love to watch the baths! I gave my week old EE's an old box my checks were shipped in filled with DE. The loved it! I did not know if chicks that young would do it, but they did.[​IMG]
     
  7. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks in the brooder like to dust bathe in this last bag of woodchips I got (low dust my tush! these chips are driving my allergies crazy). I think it's cute too, unless I am trying to sleep, then it is just noisy as they bang around in there, lol. Of course, they are 9 weeks old, so they make more noise than they did when they were really little.

    edited to add: The first time I saw one of our chickens dust bathe (a full grown chicken) I though that it was sick and dying rolling around in the dirt like it was drunk, lol [​IMG]
     
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  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I don't know which I like more:

    2-3 chickens in 1 pot:
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    Or 2 chickens in 2 pots:
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  9. ssteiner

    ssteiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are still young, just a few months old, and I'm new to all this, but the first time I noticed it, I glanced out a window and looked at the run and all I could see was this pile of feathers. My heart sank. I was convinced the worst had happened and something had gotten to them. So I went running out and as I approached, they spotted me. I literally saw three chickens emerge from one pile of feathers in a hole about 4 inches deep. They were having a grand time. Funny little creatures...
     
  10. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That is so funny!!! I love the pictures too! [​IMG]
     

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