Dust baths

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by backyardblight, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. backyardblight

    backyardblight New Egg

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    Hi I have had 3 hens for about 6 weeks and I have only seen them have 1 dust bath. I was just wondering if there was anything I could do to encourage them to have dust baths more often :)
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young chickens will usually on their own take care of their hygiene. But you can make the place easier to get to and add a little more dust every once in awhile to upkeep it. And I know chickens also enjoy sun basking. You can encourage this by creating a sunny spot on a slanted landscape (that's what ours enjoy anyways).

    HS Pye
     

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