Dust bath

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kimberly4403, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Kimberly4403

    Kimberly4403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1.5 week old wyandotte chicks are trying to dust bath in tge pine shavings and in there grit bowl should i add a tray of dirt for them to scratch round in?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That wouldbe a great idea
     
  3. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would work. Better yet if you can get your hands on wood ash, use that! No bbq coals, just good ol' wood.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    My two favorite dirt bath mediums for the brooder are sand and peat moss. The chicks absolutely adore both! Maybe they like the peat moss a little better since it's so terribly dusty. It's a clean dust, though.
     

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