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Chicken Dust Bathing

Chicken Dust Bathing Picture

Dust Bathing

Chickens have a natural instinct to maintain cleanliness, despite the reputation built by unclean and smelly chicken coops. Dust bathing is part of that cleanliness instinct.

Chickens will find a dry spot of dirt or dig and scratch through the grass to access the dirt. The chicken will then wriggle around in the dust to get rid of parasites.Chicken Dust Bathing

It is an amusing site to watch a chicken roll around and wiggle in the dry dirt, attempting to get dust on every part of their body.

Dust bathing is part of a chicken’s normal routine and is essential for healthy chickens. You must always provide a way for your chickens to dust bathe.

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