Dust bathing in sawdust, is it enough

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bokboklady, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. bokboklady

    bokboklady Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2010
    hi everyone, we have had a lot of rain here in england just latley so my girls run is pretty muddy , and when it does dry its a bit too hard for their dust bathing, so i have noticed that they rolling around in their sawdust inside the ( very large ) coop, they seem happy doing this but i was wondering if the sawdust would have the same affect as the dust outside, getting rid of what ever is loitering under the feathers !, i check them most days for mites and lice, they are pretty clean, so any suggestions on what i could put down in the sawdust to make it better for them.
  2. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

    Oct 19, 2009
    Paradise (Braham), Mn
    You could mix in some sand and/or DE.

    Also, ashes from the fireplace are good. It's best to put it all in a special box. That way it doesn't get all over your regular shavings.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010

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