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dust bath recipe

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AHappychick, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    ok My chooks are inside a garage coop so this winter they are unable to dig a hole and take a dust bath. I was thinking of giving them a box to do so with a little DE in it, but what else? What would be a good mix, a little dirt, play sand, ash sorry if this seems like a dumb question but I can not find a thred on it anywhere....
     
  2. I use play sand and about 2 cups of food-grade DE.
    Your birds will appreciate this!

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  3. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

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    I also use the play sand, DE,
    but add some peat moss,
    the ladies and gents love it.
     
  4. A while back someone mentioned using an old tire for this purpose...

    My girls like dirt, sand, cooled off wood stove ashes. By this time of year they will take whatever they can get.
     
  5. About the old tire- I would be afraid a bird would get stuck inside it...[​IMG]
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    cool thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. creativeann

    creativeann In the Brooder

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    I use an old tire... never had one stuck :) i use sand,wood ash and DE
     
  8. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Songster

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    We use a mixture of peat moss & wood ash.
     

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