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Dirt Baths for Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by americana-lover, May 28, 2012.

  1. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I was just wondering if it was ok to use sand for my chickens during their dirt bath. I know dirt baths are good for them, and they take them ruguarly, but i want to change the dirt they use. Its just regular old dirt, no manure or potting soil. Just dirt that's fine. So I was wondering what kind of dirt is best for them,and if find playground sand would be better. Thanks!

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  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use sandbox sand. I buy it in 50lb bags from the hardware store. I'll also mix in some peat and DE. The girls love it.
     

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