Why do chickens take dust bathes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Leah567, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This may be a stupid question, but why do chickens take dust bathes?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    To prevent parasites such as mites and lice from finding a home in their feathers and legs.
     
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  3. cockrio

    cockrio Just Hatched

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    chicken take dust bath to scrub oil,scarp,lice,mite and louse etc. To remind you it not a stupid but, great question.
     
  4. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Thanks!! My chickens would take dust bathes all day if given the chance!!
     
  5. cockrio

    cockrio Just Hatched

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    you are welcome anytime anyday
     
  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Thanks so much!
     

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