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Dust bath Chickens! *PICS*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mondotomhead, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Songster

    Sep 22, 2011

  2. Cute! they look so happy!
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I say a big YES!!! They're in love with it! You have just made your chickens very, very happy! Enjoy!
  4. [​IMG] What is the difference between peat/sand mixture and regular soil for dustbathing?
  5. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Oh my goodness! Awesome! They love it! You are a fantastic chicken parent!!!! [​IMG]
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Ah...I remember when I had fun rolling around in dirt....
  7. ahhhh Oldchick.... you made me laugh so hard. I could just picture it, and it was NOT a good picture!!!!!! Funny as h#* though. [​IMG]

    Nothing really different than the regular run of the mill soil, just for the 'yuppy chickens' for some reason, the peat stays fluffier and warmer. It would be like us taking a bath in cold hard water or in a bubble bath with a grit stone to buff with.


    I came on those two ingrediants by mistake last year when i was prepping my rose beds, and they have just had their 'preferred method' since.

    Glad your girls love it!!! they look like they are happy campers to me.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012

  8. GardenGal

    GardenGal Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    Clever - I'll have to remember that mixture! Gorgeous chickens. Old chick, I have a vision of you rolling in a giant sand box with your chickens! Yikes!
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    When I was a kid, I thought nothing of sunning with the chickens, roosters and all! Needless to say, I didn't have many human friends.
  10. Maybe that's what's wrong with me. No wonder I have no human friends. and they always called me a chicken. [​IMG] actually, i can remember as a young girl of about 6 or so going into the coop and climbing through the trap door to sit with the girls in the pen too.

    Guess we are not all that wierd ah OldChick?

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