Dust Bath Recipes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rich Marshall, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Rich Marshall

    Rich Marshall Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2011
    I am building a coop and want to include a built in dust bath into the design.
    I was wondering what people put into thier Dust Baths to keep the ladies happy and clean.
    I did read something about fire ash somewher I think.
    Any info would help.
  2. sunshyn225

    sunshyn225 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    Someone on here suggested to use the wood ashes from my woodstove, DE (food grade) and some soil. My girls absolutely love it!
  3. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I went to the source and asked my girls. They like to dust along the side of the house where rain doesn't reach. I dug up a goodly amount of their dust and added some DE to a very large kitty litter pan.

    Later, some of the girls found a flower pot filled with soil and other additives. I swept up the mess on my deck around the pot and emptied the pot into their pan with the original dirt/dust along with more DE.

    From their beaky smiles, I'm guessing they like it.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012

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