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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. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use play sand and about 2 cups of food-grade DE.
    Your birds will appreciate this!

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  3. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also use the play sand, DE,
    but add some peat moss,
    the ladies and gents love it.
     
  4. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use a mixture of peat moss & wood ash.
     

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