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Is this dusting?

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

  1. cluck love

    cluck love In the Brooder

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    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 Songster

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

    CoffeeCow Songster

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

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