What in the world is she doing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BigRednRock, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. BigRednRock

    BigRednRock Out Of The Brooder

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    my cornish hen Lil Bit does this everyday. all my hens have worked hard on diggin up this tree stump
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  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    looks like she is taking a nice dust/dirtbath........Chickens love it and it helps them get rid of some external parasites
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yup. Completely natural. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a dark cornish .. she is 5 weeks old...i got the best video of her doing the exact same thing just yesterday...dirt bath...she was loving it
     
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  5. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love to watch my hens take dirt baths! They weem happy. My little girls- about 11 weeks old- like to bathe in the shavings. The other day, after the big girls left the coop (it's big with a sandy dirt floor that they love to dig in), the little girls quickly hopped into the indentation that was left. It was so funny to see all 4 of them attempting a dirt bath. When I first started putting grit in their cage, they liked to play it it too. Silly birds![​IMG]
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair &amp; Feathers

    Plus, if it's really hot, they dig depressions just to lay in the cooler soil, just like dogs!
     
  7. edithbunker

    edithbunker Out Of The Brooder

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    totally normal, mine do this every day about 5 pm. its so funny to watch![​IMG]
     
  8. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Virginia
    Yep she is bathing.When I used to have all the bird's I did before We had a fence line of pothole's Especialy under tree area's.Now I only have a couple of hole's and I have grass inside my yard this time Weeee [​IMG].Some of flighty one's get over but they really haven't bothered much yet.DH has been debating letting the layer's out to free range day.They have a run but it is picked clean of grass now.If they would stay up there would be ok.But I know they will find thier way to house yard my plant's my grass and my 2 bantam coop's down here.I'll take them some grass TY.
     

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