dust bath

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by McXkaren, May 28, 2011.

  1. McXkaren

    McXkaren New Egg

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    I'm new to having chickens. I want to make them an area for a dust bath and I'm wondering if I can add DE to some sand for their dust bath...
    thanks
     
  2. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think you can . Sounds good to me , if you can dust the with it why not let them do the work for you >
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure it's the food grade DE.
     
  4. mjuenem

    mjuenem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seriously doubt the dirt my girls bathe in is food grade!
     
  5. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:The DE needs to be food grade, not the dirt. [​IMG]
     
  7. JPHorvath

    JPHorvath Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The DE needs to be food grade, not the dirt. [​IMG]

    Well anyone here that Mountain Bikes they know all dirt is "Food Grade" whether you like it or not.

    I would not worry so much about dirt being food grade. If it is not clean or smells bad to bird they will not dust in it, plain and simple.

    Just do not use any herbicides or pesticides any place near chickens the soil on your property will be fine.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2011

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