What age to offer dust bath?

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

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    At what age do I offer the mixed dust bath to the chicks?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by