Chicks Dusting Themselves

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NoSpringChick, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that a few of my 3 week old chicks are dusting themselves in the pine shavings.....should I provide dirt/sand for them to dust in?
     
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can or just let them use the shavings.
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Mine just bathe in their shavings until they get to go outside and find their own dirt.
     
  4. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thanks....I wasn't sure if dusting in dried poop was good.
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been using play sand because my birds are on 'new ground' and I'm trying to keep it free of pests. I put DE in the sand and also around the edge of the run. I need a bigger sandbox, though! I use a kitty litter scoop to keep it free of poops.
     

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