Dust bath help! Girls hate it?!


May 20, 2021
My girls are 17 weeks old and when they will not use a dust bath I make them. I have tried various combinations of ingredients from find sand to top soil and none seem to appeal to them. I have been burning fires to collect wood ash for a try. Am I missing something? do some chickens not dust bath in the summer?
Mine free range throughout the day, and make little potholes all over, like others have said. I also made a box and put it in their run with sand and wood ash thinking of winter when they won't be able to make their own. Several of them use the box nightly while I'm getting them into the run and putting them to bed. My box was designed for a spacious one, but I've learned that it will hold three. 😁

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