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

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    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

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

  5. Thanks LOL.
     

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