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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

    Apr 13, 2012
    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!

  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    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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