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Dirt bath?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 3LilBirds, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. I have 3 almost 3 week old chicks that I can tell really want to take a bath. They are always flapping around on the ground in their brooder. I don't have any DE yet, so I was thinking would it work if I just take some dirt from the yard and bake it in the oven to kill any possible pest? Or is there no need?

  2. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    don't bake the dirt, just make sure its dry. They will love it!
  3. Ok thanks! I live in SoCal Inland Empire, the ground out here is extremely dry and sandy. :)
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

    Jun 3, 2011
    Em's Dungeon
    my chickens bath in the dirt all the time, I don't bake it.

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