Dust Bathing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kdwag, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. kdwag

    kdwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets (11 weeks) will try and dust bathe on the floor of their coop, so i made them a dust bath in a shallow pan with wood ashes and diamataceous earth -- they want nothing to do with it. They'll walk through it and around it but won't get in it. Any ideas how I can help them figure out what it is? or maybe they just don't like it? Thanks,
     
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Try some fine sand. They seem to prefer that.

    You can also scatter some grains in the sand to get them interested in scratching about in it.
     
  3. kdwag

    kdwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will try that and see if they like it. I swear i have the pickiest birds ever.
     

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