Originally Posted by attimus
Chickens look great. They grow so fast once they aren't little fluff balls.
Have you considered just giving them a few feet of space under the side with the run attached. Nothing more than say an arms length. Chickens always appreciate a good spot for a bath.
Boy do they! It's fun taking pictures every couple of days because they change so much.
I like your idea. Here in the northwest we are usually talking mud, though this summer was so dry I almost forgot what mud looked like. A little spot underneath may be their only chance at real actual dry dust year round. Bet with the aviary net over the run it's less of a risk that a pocket would become a trap- maybe a corner so there's more than one way out.
We've been using a mix of shavings and the compressed pellets. As the pellets break apart it leaves the closest thing to dust they've seen so they use it for dust bathing-- only caught the very end of the communal dusting. =)