dust bath ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kushball21, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. kushball21

    kushball21 Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age do you let the chicks take a dust bath?
     
  2. EliseB

    EliseB Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a flowerpot saucer of sand in their pen when they were 2 weeks old for grit because they were getting a few treats, but they used it to bathe in instead! Sand everwhere, but they were so cute!
     
  3. reelaxd

    reelaxd Out Of The Brooder

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    Ople my buff orpington started taking a dust bath yesterday when we took her outside for a while......she is only a week and two days old
     
  4. kushball21

    kushball21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...I bought some DE and was going to use that mixed in with some sand but I'm not sure when to let them bathe in it and was wondering when other people introduced their chicks to dust baths.
     
  5. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know too, mine are 3 weeks and the bit of sand i put in there they eat all up.. so if you find out anything about the dust bath let me know too thanks
     
  6. EliseB

    EliseB Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The saucer I used was about 6 inches wide and I filled it with about an inch of sand. They ate just a bit of the sand, but played it the rest.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My chicks were about 3 weeks old when they started taking dirt baths.
     
  8. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Mine started at about 5 days, which is when we first took them outside.
     
  9. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is chinchilla sand ok? I happen to have some, but I'm not sure if it's good for them to eat.
     
  10. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took mine out at 2 weeks and as long as the sun shone on them, they scrubbed their wings against the bare grass!
    They eded up making their own dirt hole with their little leggies
     

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