How often should chickens dust bathe?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BuffOrps416, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. I have one chicken left and she stays in the coop until I get home and then I supervise her while she is outside. She doesn't dustbathe very often so I wanted to know how often is good for hens? Right now she does it about 1 time every 1.5 weeks, but that seems too long of a time period in between.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    There is no hard set schedule for dust bathing. Some birds do so daily others very infrequently if ever.
  3. Okay, thanks. So I shouldn't be concerned?
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member 8 Years

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.

    No. Your chicken knows far more about being a chicken than you do.

  5. Thanks LOL.

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