Wormed, no longer dust bathes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McChix, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. McChix

    McChix In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2007
    Just wondering if any of you have experienced this? Since worming my leghorn, she is no longer interested in dust-bathing with her sisters - been like this for about a month - the other 2 go wallow around and she ignores them and continues scratching and looking for bugs. (She seems very healthy and active.) She always seemed to enjoy dust-bathing as much as the others - they'd be at it all together for lenghty periods of time. I told DH maybe it's because she's not bothered by parasites anymore - he thinks that's a stretch. [​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Don't know, maybe she just doesn't feel like it? Dusting helps keep pests off, but since I've seen brooder chicks do it, I think it's just something they do when they feel like it. Interesting hypothesis though.

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