Water baths?

Mrs Beasley

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Apr 26, 2014
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Do chickens like or appreciate a water bath? I ask because my 4 Cornish Rocks have "stuff" on their feathers and it seems like it is annoying them. It's dried on (yay for diarrhea and walking over each other and warm dry temps - NOT).

I also ask because we live in central TX and I give my dogs "baths" or play in the water to help bring their temp down when its really hot.
 

donrae

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No, chickens don't naturally water bathe. They dust bathe and preen, that usually takes care of things.

Some folks find a bird likes to stand in say a kiddie pool when it's hot, or appreciate the coolness from a mister system.
 

Mrs Beasley

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 26, 2014
16
3
26
Aggieland TX (aka Paradise)
Thank you donrae! I found I have one that likes to roll in a puddle of mud until all the mud is gone. What a mess!! But if she is happy then I guess I have to be too.
 
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