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I have just made a dust bath for my chickens and i just wont to know who did you get them to use it?

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I'm not sure that there is a way of getting them to use a dust bath - they bathe where they feel is the best area for them (in my experience).

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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post #3 of 9
Mine dig in the dirt and make thier own. You could try putting some treats in to help them find it. Once they realize it's soft they might like it. Mine will basicly roll in anything soft loose and dry. And the less work they have to do to get it that way the happier they are. We had some left over sand we used to full a hole in the run area years ago. I actually forgot about it, it was weed covered, but I swear soon as we got the chickens that was the first thing they found.
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Thank you for the tips . i will use them and see how it goes. I am using the dirt and wood from my wood fire when i clean it out.
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Hello, we are just getting started in raising chickens! we have 6 Isa Brown pullet chicks in a brooder now, I have thrown together a coop and run using some "extra" materials I had around the property. my coop and run will be mobile to some extent. I need some tips on what and how to make a suitable dust bath. I have heard wood ashes, ??

Thank you, and we like being a part of this great forum

Mike

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We have an old galvanized tub filled with a mixture of peat moss & wood ash, the hens love it!
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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post #7 of 9
I never knew! So how does chicken take bath in dust?
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Originally Posted by ChickenMammX4 View Post

We have an old galvanized tub filled with a mixture of peat moss & wood ash, the hens love it!
Thank you! You mean some peat moss from the store?
post #9 of 9
I rigged up a dust bath and both breeds are interested in using it already! I have a couple vids of it but I am unsuccessful in getting them to the forum sad.png so here is a still shot
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