Is this dusting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluck love, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. cluck love

    cluck love Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Northeast - very rural
    I have 5 week old RIRs and 2 have a strange behavior - they like to lie down in the dirt, roll around, scratch, and fluff their feathers. What are they doing?
  2. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Quote:Yes their dusting
  3. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    taking a dust bath.

    you will find several.... bath tubs (holes) in your run/ yard soon
    have fun [​IMG]
  4. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, they will dig Fox Holes and throw sand all over...even you if you are close by! [​IMG]

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