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Crushed walnut shells for dust bath?

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Speckledhen43, Apr 21, 2019.

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    Speckledhen43 In the Brooder

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    I have a bag of leftover finely crushed walnut shells. It is bedding for lizards. Can I use this for a dust bath for chickens?
     
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    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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    I don't see why not. :idunno
    Chickens can sometimes be fussy what they want to dust in. I provided my chickens with sand, and they just ignored it. They preferred to make dust baths in soil. They also did like dusting in my flower pots which had potting soil. I set a tub of garden soil inside run area,,,,,,,,, you guessed it,,, they ignored it. :idunno:idunno:idunno
    They like dusting in my campfire pit, (when not blazing of course) :old
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and :welcome
     
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    Speckledhen43 In the Brooder

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    I noticed they had stirred it up a bit yesterday. Better than bathing in their crumbles!
     
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