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Weird behavior?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eman, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. eman

    eman In the Brooder

    May 18, 2007
    Burton, Ohio
    I came home today to find two of my three 6 week old Buff Orps doing some sort of burrowing behavior in the saw dust. They didn't get up and move when I walked into the coop. One of them seemed to be rolling around on its back. Is this nesting behavior? Is this early? My nesting boxes are almost done, but should I plan to complete them ASAP?
  2. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    UMMMM yeah,its called a bath...lol.Are you a beginner chikenaire?
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    [​IMG] [​IMG] yea i freak out the first time i saw mine do it
  4. eman

    eman In the Brooder

    May 18, 2007
    Burton, Ohio
    Yeah, we are about as green as you get... LOL

    We are learning as we go.
  5. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    They are dust bathing. It gets rid of insects in their feathers and helps oil their feathers.
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    They are dust bathing. Isn't it cute?! They do that to try and kill perisites (spelling?). When they get older and move outside you can put DE in their favorite dust bathing areas to help keep the buggies away. [​IMG]

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