Am I doing the right thing - I'm new

New farm girl

In the Brooder
Jan 21, 2021
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Southern Missouri
My girls are in a run/coop, not free range. My run is 16' x 8' and has a metal roof and I currently have 7 chickens. My coop is 6' x 4'. I clean it every week or if it rains. I just heard about a dusting bath. Since my run is covered, can I build an area in the run? What needs to be in it? What size does it need to be? I really want them to be happy and healthy. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
 

3KillerBs

Crossing the Road
11 Years
Jul 10, 2009
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North Carolina Sandhills
My Coop
My Coop
Welcome to BYC. Please show us photos and give us your general location so that we can consider your climate when giving you advice. You can add it to your profile.

My flock just digs holes in the wood chips/soil wherever they want and start bathing.

Same for mine. Sometimes it's out in the open,

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And sometimes undercover,

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deidreg

Songster
Premium Feather Member
Jul 6, 2020
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Thank you!!!! I really appreciate your response. If I may ask another question, is there something you put on the dirt (i like the tire idea, I'm going to copy it), or just plain dirt?
I just got a few bags of top soil from the local hardware store. (Ground was already frozen for the winter.) I don't add anything else.
 

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