Dust bath in the brooder

K Dahlia

In the Brooder
Mar 22, 2018
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My chickes are two weeks old and some of them trying to take a dust bath in the shaving i use on the bottom. I thought it would be good to put a small container with sand in there for them. I bought the construction sand that is course. It was in a plastic bag and it is a little damp. Can I use it like this or I have to dry it out. If yes, how can I dry it fast?
 

lazy gardener

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You can give them a clump of sod from an untreated lawn. Place it upside down in their brooder. they will derive much benefit from it: grit, minerals, greens, insects, seeds, perhaps a worm, beneficial bacteria and fungi for gut flora and immunity boosting, dust bath, play value.
 

K Dahlia

In the Brooder
Mar 22, 2018
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Dry it out. Spread it out in a thin layer and wait for it to dry.
Thank you. I will dry it. Do u think i could put it in the oven on a baking sheet on low setting? Just to speed up the process. It takes forever and a day to dry sand lol
 

K Dahlia

In the Brooder
Mar 22, 2018
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6
21
You can give them a clump of sod from an untreated lawn. Place it upside down in their brooder. they will derive much benefit from it: grit, minerals, greens, insects, seeds, perhaps a worm, beneficial bacteria and fungi for gut flora and immunity boosting, dust bath, play value.

Unfortunately we just got a foot of snow so that is not an option for a while. When i will be able to get a chunk does it matter that it will be wet? We are getting so much rain and snow this year that I'm afraid my lawn will not dry out till june.
 

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