why are the digging

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peep peep betty, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

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    my chickens are in the range of 4 to 5 months of age and they are digging and digging it the ground hoes about a foot deep what are they doing it for
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens will dig holes in the dirt in order to lie in them and flap around, this is how they dust bathe! It helps them clean their feathers of poop and bugs and is healthy and normal behavior.
     
  3. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

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    but they have never done it before
     
  4. txnative

    txnative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal. They do something new every day. They are probably also looking for snacks.
     
  5. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

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    nice to know i thought they where gonna start laying eggs im not raed for more eggs [​IMG]thanks though[​IMG]
     

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