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Dust bath question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GRAM49, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Songster

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    Can a dust bath be made out of sand or does it need to be dirt? Our pullets scratch at tiny holes in the grass until they make a bare place to lay. We would like to put in a container of clean (not beach) sand if it is OK.
    Gram
     
  2. barney

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    Gram49

    Our chickens and Llamas use dirt. Not sure about the sand. Maybe if it was real fine. [​IMG]
    Barney (AKA) Chris
     
  3. 55885100

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    i have the ugliest sand in the world and they prefer that over dirt.
     
  4. I've got dirty sand (central Florida). My girls just LOVE it. They look like little puppies rolling around in there!
     
  5. GRAM49

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    Thanks, they are going to get sand!
    Gram
     
  6. blueskylen

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    mine got out into the shredded mulch and were dusting it up under their feathers - big chunks and all
     
  7. rebeccakeesee

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    What you can make them Dust Bathe w:here ever you want??
    Mine pick new spot every few weeks.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Can you use the play yard sand found in bags at Lowes?
     
  9. I've been using play sand in the container in the coop and mixing a little DE in...[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008

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