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Do you need a poultry bath for your chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JSW99, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. JSW99

    JSW99 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2012
    Do you need to supply a poultry bath with poultry dust for your chickens?
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    I don't, I've actually never heard of doing that for chickens before. If they have a run they can take their own dust baths. So, no, I don't think it is necessary. Someone else might have a reason why they should, but I don't really see why they NEED one.
  3. nicolets

    nicolets Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2010
    Monroe County, PA
    They make their own; if you try to keep your yard by doing this they may either ignore it and still make their own or it will not be enough for everyone and again, make their own. But, If you keep them in a coop all the time they will need something like that to dust in.
  4. EeyoreD

    EeyoreD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2012
    Attica, MI
    What if you have a yard that's not even remotely on the dusty side? Mine is damp always - marshy in places but even on the high ground, while it's not spongy it almost never needs water. I don't really care about saving the lawn I just want to make sure the chickens are happy. I'm not sure they could make "dust" from what's around.

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