Silly Question....Do Cocks dust bathe?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willow's Meadow, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if cockerals dust bathe or if it's just the pullets/hens?
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do.
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Now that you mention it, I have never seen mine do that!
     
  4. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do, but they don't seem to revel in it like the hens do. Come to think of it, have you ever heard of a guy enjoying a long soak in a hot tub like most women do?
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

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    My SLW rooster Stan, usually patrols the exterior of the pen alone without his hens, and yesterday I was amused to watch him blissfully dust bathing in a trench of pine duff, all by himself in pure ecstasy.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My roo is usually the one taking up the most space under the coop (the chooks favorite dustbath hole is under there). When he sees me coming, he lets out a mild squawk, otherwise I wouldn't even know they are under there.
     
  7. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes
     
  8. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine does. I was watching him today and he was quite happy!!!
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Same here! He seems to be hogging the best spot. [​IMG]

    BTW, no such thing as a silly question! If you had asked me that many, many years ago I would have given you a blank stare!
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  10. aka Rachel

    aka Rachel Chillin' With My Peeps

    mmhmm sure does. He's got a bunch of favorite holes all over the yard [​IMG]
     

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