What age to offer dust bath?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by willkatdawson, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    At what age do I offer the mixed dust bath to the chicks?

  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd think anytime after they have their feet under them well - maybe around 1 week?

    They will dust bathe in the shavings pretty young - like 2 weeks or so, so I'd figure that'd be a good time to introduce a dust bath - when you see them trying to bathe in the shavings.
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I concur: as soon as you notice that they're fluffing in the shaving

    My three figured it out independently over the course of about 3 days and started goign at it hard core around 3 1/2 weeks of age.

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