We have a couple new to us hens (7 weeks old) and we haven't seen either take a dust bath. It's been colder out/not a lot of sun. Is this something that takes a little time for them to get comfortable and do? We have a bath set up in the coop and the coop floor is dirt, but no takers yet...any thoughts on how to encourage this? Also, whats the best flooring for a coop? We're worried our dirt is a little too clay-like.
Hello, I have enjoyed my hens and coop from Dare 2 Dream since 2017. They are nice egg-layers as well. I am concerned about Goldie, the sex-link, who just sits on her hocks most of the day. She will take a few steps and then sit down and does not go up/down the ramp. She was getting picked on, so now she is separated and is brought in to the house at night. She is skinny despite eating. I am providing TLC and after a month, brought her to the vet. He really couldn't tell what was wrong with her w/o blood work and scans. Her poop tested normal and she does not have lice or mites. I added B complex to her diet a few days ago. Do you have any idea what this could be? Thank you for your knowledge.