How often should chickens dust bathe?

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

  1. BuffOrps416

    BuffOrps416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    There is no hard set schedule for dust bathing. Some birds do so daily others very infrequently if ever.
     
  3. BuffOrps416

    BuffOrps416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, thanks. So I shouldn't be concerned?
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    No. Your chicken knows far more about being a chicken than you do.
     
  5. BuffOrps416

    BuffOrps416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks LOL.
     

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