Dirt bath

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cheraboo, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

    Aug 24, 2008

    The chickens started with the dust baths a couple of weeks ago. I never even thought about the turkeys taking them but they showed me tonight. They look so goofy [​IMG] One of them stood up and shook herself off, creating a huge dirt cloud. They just crack me up.
  2. paulinaydern

    paulinaydern In the Brooder

    May 23, 2009
    Our 4 wk. poults starting bathing in the dirt last week too. They are the funniest things to watch, I agree. Today one of them stood up to shake off, and as it walked away a rock half the size of it's head fell out of it's back feathers. Who knows what else they have hiding in there!
  3. mbrown

    mbrown In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    North Florida
    That was the first thing our little ones did when we let them play outside for the first time. The moment their feet hit the ground, they started rolling in the dirt!
  4. dbone

    dbone In the Brooder

    Quote:mine too...
    i am do a lot of smoking meats and BBQ type foods. i dump my ash in one corner of my yard, and sure enough, they found it.
  5. geepy

    geepy Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    central FL
    what is it about ash. My chickens found the burn pile and always roll in it. I guess they like it. [​IMG]
  6. pdpatch

    pdpatch Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hastings, Nebraska
    Ash will help with pest control, It's an old poultry thing to add Ash to the litter and in and around the nest. The small ash particles with it tiny sharp edges will kill some small pest you can't even see.

    It's best to mix it with your dust bath dirt, and not full strength.

    We have several small feed tubs we fill with dirt and ash. The tube aren't really that big about 10 to 20 inches in diameter, and about 2 to 3 inches deep. The dirt around here has a lot of clay in it so when dry it really fine.

  7. Zuesdude

    Zuesdude Songster

    May 6, 2009
    Good Dirt...Good Dirt... Now I need to burn somthing![​IMG] thanks

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