First Dirt Bath!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juliaronan, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. juliaronan

    juliaronan Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh! My sweet little darlings went out today and figured out how to scratch a hole and take a dirt bath! (7 week old O's) The sun was shining and warm so I took them out to the dog log (minus dog) and sat with them for a long while. They lolled in the sun and scratched themselves out a shallow little hole and took took wallowing in it. Very cool indeed!
     
  2. kayjan

    kayjan Out Of The Brooder

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    It's fun to watch them take a dirt bath. They look like Pig Pen, stand up, shake off and look at you like....what??????
     
  3. juliaronan

    juliaronan Out Of The Brooder

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    It was precious! Just watching them figure out new things each day is amazing! They are the sweetest little birds!
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    I can't ever seem to get any good photos when they're dustbathing. I think it's one of those things that have to be seen to be appreciated. They're lovely! [​IMG]
     
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I love the way they just ... Well what do you call it? It looks like the went 'splat'.
    They are all spread out and 'loose as a goose', but they are chickens. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    It's adorable, isn't it? [​IMG] I like how they always seem to get in each others' way. [​IMG] They squash up close together, and suddenly out shoots a leg into someone else's wing... [​IMG]
     
  7. Nikki82

    Nikki82 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just saw my EE chick (who I think is close to 8wks now) take a dust bath. Not sure if it's his first, but it was so cute.[​IMG]
     
  8. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u noe wats more cute 2 day old tryin to dust bath omg sooo cute she was movin like 2 specks of dirt with each kick it was soo cute i was about to have a cute overload and die lol
     
  9. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too just love to watch my girls dust bathing. It's been raining and just yesterday they all found a dry spot under the playscape and huddled together for their baths. It's raining hard today so I guess they will have to wait till later.
     
  10. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken TV is the best!
     

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