We have never had a formal lawn, much to my neighbor's dismay. Lots of fruit trees and bushes. We took out a large pepper tree under which no plants would grow and are still working on the whole yard layout thing. The pullets, 4 weeks and counting, were put in the coop/run this weekend. The white one insits on taking dust baths, but it is not "dust" it is older than you can know black, loose, topsoil stuff. Ages and ages of decomposing leaves have laid there and it is not really "dirt". Anyway, she managed to coat herself so well that you can see the dirt making her light skin dark under the white feathers. My question, is this a problem? Should I provide something like sand or is all good? LOL that was 2 questions!