Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Little About Dust Bathing

I took out a new batch of Feed Grade, Diatomacous Earth and poured it into the tire bath. I waited for a few minutes and imediately there was interest again.

This is not a large tire. It is the size for a compact car. Three chickens wiggled their way down into the tire, with their heads mostly tucked into the hollow of the tire.

How many chickens does it take to take a bath? 4, 3 to do the bathing and one to pluck their feathers.

If Gargantuan Rooster decides he wants in on the action I'm sure things will change.

Chickens really like dust bathing. It is a time they spend bonding with friends and the dust keeps the bugs from getting in their feathers.

I like it because its fun to watch my silly chickens and relax.

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