dust-bath

dust-bath

n
(Zoology) the action of a bird of driving dust into its feathers, which may dislodge parasites
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You are right - they need a massive cage and a space to dust-bath.
A white, hollow snail-shell, Upended, rocks in the breeze Caused by a fierce sparrow Burrowing in a dust-bath.
7: Learn to recognise when a chicken may be off-colour and when it is just doing a normal 'chicken thing' such as having a dust-bath.
And, they are so fun to watch as they eat grass, bugs, scratch in the soil, and give themselves dust-baths.
They have dust-baths, which helps keep their skin and feathers in good condition and helps regulate body temperature.
When they're not chilling out in their specially-designed hen houses, they can be seen scratching around in the grass, foraging for grubs and insects, taking dust-baths and enjoying the fresh air.