Digging holes in the run

Keltara

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
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Small Town U.S.A., Michigan
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My Coop
What's the best thing to refill the holes with in the run?? More dirt, sand or sod?
The reason they are digging holes, is because they are dust bathing in them. I have sand in my run because it drains VERY well. It's much cleaner than dirt and does not stick to your shoes (or their feathers) when it's wet. But as for the holes, they will just dig more. It's how they keep their feather clean and helps them to control ticks and fleas. I have sand in both my coop and my run. I wouldn't want anything else! It's so clean and easy to clean.

Blessings!
Kelly
 

Keltara

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
1,670
79
173
Small Town U.S.A., Michigan
My Coop
My Coop
Play sand is not advised. Construction sand or all purpose sand is what you want. It is sharper and more jagged which makes it a more inhabitable of an environment for mites, fleas and ticks. If you visit my coop management post, you'll find a lot of useful information about it about sand. Click here.

Kelly
 

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