Dust bathing! Pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LizGled628, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ladies have found the perfect place to get dirty....right against the house , in our flower beds.
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    It seems that they have also found the perfect place to lay....the litter box. Geesh, these ladies are keeping me busy!
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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Lol ! Love that last pic ! [​IMG]
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't know what to tell you about the whole litter box thing! Those eggs will just have to be thrown out, won't they? [​IMG]
     
  4. LizGled628

    LizGled628 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I even picked her up and put her in the nesting box when I heard her "singing", and she marched right out and went back to her litter box! It's like having a stubborn toddler!
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think I'd have to relocate the litter box! [​IMG]
     
  6. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    Quote:No need to toss the eggs, even though they were in a litter box (gross). Just wash them in some warm (not hot) soapy water, rinse and towel dry. Good as new.
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:No need to toss the eggs, even though they were in a litter box (gross). Just wash them in some warm (not hot) soapy water, rinse and towel dry. Good as new.

    Yep, the eggs are fine
     
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless they were burried [​IMG] in more then just litter I wouldn't worry about eating them. Lots of hens like to lay in litter boxes, in fact many people use them for nest boxes.iThe covered kind seem to work especially well--just the right size and all secure and cozy. Maybe you could give them their own litter/nest box in the coop?
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I have several coops and several types of nest boxes, covered kitty litter boxes (with pine shavings inside) included. One broody hen took one over, as a matter of fact.

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  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:WOW! I agree!
     

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