Dust-bath for winter

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by welsummer4, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. welsummer4

    welsummer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens each have their favorite dust-bathing spots in the yard when the weather is warm, but should I provide a dust-bath in their run or house during the winter? If yes, what's the best dust-bathing medium to provide for them? They like sand or loose soil normally, but is there something better?
    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
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  2. welsummer4

    welsummer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Decided to go ahead and put some sand in a plastic tub for them.
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    That's the perfect winter dust bath for them. The nice thing about it to, is you can sprinkle a little DE in it to keep mites away.
    That way, they keep themselves pest free! [​IMG]
     

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