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hens burrowing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jc17, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. jc17

    jc17 In the Brooder

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    two of my young hens are acting weird. they are just rollg in the dirt making a little dip to lay on.. why? i almost think they are making nests. whats going on?
     
  2. RochfoKev

    RochfoKev In the Brooder

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    Sounds like they are having a dust bath, mine do it all the time, nothing to worry about its natural [​IMG] have a search and read about it
     
  3. fallen9999

    fallen9999 Hatching

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    All mine do this as well. I made them a box with play sand in it they love it
     
  4. fallen9999

    fallen9999 Hatching

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    My roo and hen before the sand box

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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013
  5. HousyRunner

    HousyRunner In the Brooder

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    Yep, dust bath gets rid of mites and other tiny creatures--plus the dirt they dig up is cold and helps cool them.
     
  6. RoseMarie1

    RoseMarie1 Songster

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    yep by digging they can get where it's cooler and probably also dust bathing like everyone else said.
     

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