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. The garden gate's paint, Faded blue, is cracked And peeled in patterned angles, Seeming somehow important With their small black shadows.
At 72 weeks of age, all dust-bath parameters were higher (P<0.05) in FR hens than in CR hens.
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.
Two brown patches of earth, surrounded by the thick greenery of the pasture, are favorite dust-bath haunts for Chester who violently stirs dust devil plumes into the crisp Canadian sky.
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.