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Hi everyone, I'm planning on making a sand box for my 5 hens, anyone know some good materials to use and sizes? Thank you:)
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Hi everyone, I'm planning on making a sand box for my 5 hens, anyone know some good materials to use and sizes? Thank you:)
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I actually use wood ash rather than sand for the flocks' bathing as it does a better job preventing lice and mite infestations than sand does. I've typically used a flat pine box around 3' X 2' with sides 4" to 5" high. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.

Edited by Michael OShay - 2/3/16 at 10:18am
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Here are are a few ideas you could take a look at as I don't know the dementions as I found these few images on Google images so I hope this helps and you find one you like
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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Some folks just use one of those plastic sand boxes for kids,  the turtle shape ones with cover are very popular.  The cover can keep the elements out when not in use.  Usually you can find them cheap on  Craig's list or  garage sales.  They are easy to clean out.


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:welcome

 

In addition to the wooden boxes and sand boxes, I've read of some using old car tires for their girl's dust bathing. I say use what you have, the chickens will enjoy a good dust bath no matter how it's set up for them.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already, so i'll just check in to say a big hello.

 

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CT

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