Help crazy chickens in NC and I have them

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lost, May 23, 2008.

  1. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my chickens are rolling around and trying ti dig a hole .Like a dog when he is hot and it a'nt hot here are the molting?[​IMG]
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    DUST BATH! A chicken's favorite pastime! Totally normal and healthy, is good for keeping mites off them. A healthy chicken will dust bathe and there's nothing to be alarmed about. (It can look a bit like convulsions when you're seeing it for the first time, though [​IMG] My DH thought one of my chicks was having a seizure, and when I went to check on it, it was "dust bathing" in the shavings in the brooder. The little guys operate on instinct, too! [​IMG] Relax, they're doing what comes naturally!
     
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  3. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i thought the were CRAZY. but it was just me lol:weee
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Nope- dust baths are great for chickens. Helps keep them cool and gets rid of parasites on them. I've looked out before and thought my chickens were dead because they all dug holes and were laying in them not moving at all!
     
  5. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it was crazy looking for sure
     
  6. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, mine have dug holes all over the yard. I thought they would prefer dust bathing in the kids sandbox.
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yep...my backyard looks like the moon right now.
     

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