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Dirt Baths for Chickens

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Hi,

I was just wondering if it was ok to use sand for my chickens during their dirt bath. I know dirt baths are good for them, and they take them ruguarly, but i want to change the dirt they use. Its just regular old dirt, no manure or potting soil. Just dirt that's fine. So I was wondering what kind of dirt is best  for them,and if find playground sand would be better. Thanks!

 

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Proud owner of 4 Americanas, a Mutt, Chihuahua, Green-Cheeked Conure, a Black Cat, and a Tabby Cat. <3 em all! 
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I use sandbox sand.  I buy it in 50lb bags from the hardware store.  I'll also mix in some peat and DE.  The girls love it.

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