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When/if to clean chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brahmastar, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. brahmastar

    brahmastar New Egg

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    Just brought home our new chicks last night! This may be a silly question but how often do you need to bathe them? If at all? For some reason this is something I did not think of!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Chickens bathe themselves in dust. That could be dirt, bedding or sand. They work them into their feathers to keep bugs at bay. That's what most animals do in the wild because they don't have tubs..
     
  3. brahmastar

    brahmastar New Egg

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    Ah makes sense thank you! I just saw that someone had so I thought I had somehow completely missed the boat!
     

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