Friday, February 1, 2013

Why Chickens Take Dust Baths


Chickens love to take dust baths! If it's hot, they look for a shady spot.  When it's chilly, they bask in the sunlight. They dig a shallow hole, loosening up the dirt with their feet, and then they proceed to get themselves absolutely as "dirty clean" as they possibly can, tossing the dirt up over their bodies. There are some very good reasons why they do this.  To see more photos and learn about this instinctive behavior, go on to Maple Grove.


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