Pullets finally take their first dust bath at 6+ weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by schlitch, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. schlitch

    schlitch In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2007
    Raymond, Mississippi
    I kept reading about everyones little biddies taking dust baths and had never seen mine do that until this past weekend. I had let them out a little earlier in the afternoon as I was home. They ran to their favorite spot underneath the plum and pluot trees near their coup. I figured what better way to remove the overwintering insects that love my fruits. It started with one of the sitting down scratching while turned to one side and then another came along beside and joined. This happened with them one by one and with each addition I was so worried they would take out each others eye. [​IMG] However after the 8th one joined in I had to go get my camera. And the footage at this link is what I captured.

    Hot Chicks taking a bath - A dust bath
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Wow, what a group of happy chicks! It's cool that you caught in "on tape".
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    That's too cute! I let some of mine out the other day for the first time and the immediately took to dust bathing. One rolled completely onto it's back, it was too hilarious!

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