Dirt bath?

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

  1. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't bake the dirt, just make sure its dry. They will love it!
     
  3. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks! I live in SoCal Inland Empire, the ground out here is extremely dry and sandy. :)
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    my chickens bath in the dirt all the time, I don't bake it.
     

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