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Dirt bath question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bilpalgol, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. bilpalgol

    bilpalgol New Egg

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    Hello, I am a first time proud owner of 1 orphanton, 1 Australop, and 1 silver lace Wyandotte chickens. They are all about a month old. My question / problem is that I live in the city San Francisco, and our backyard is all cement.
    My chickens love taking baths in their chick crumble. What can I use to substitute for their "baths"? What kind of dirt? Or is it ok to use playground sand?
     
  2. Allears

    Allears Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I use a flat box of wood ash for my chickens to bath in. They love it and wood ash is better at controlling lice and mites than dirt or sand. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have coarse sand in my coop and I mix wood ash in their favorite bathing spots. I've seen some people put dirt or sand in an old tire for a "chicken sandbox".
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you have a sandbox laying around, it would make a great dirt bath. Ones with a cover, can also keep it dry and cat free when the chickens aren't outside.
     
  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

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  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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