Dust baths for baby chics?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by IndiesChix, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. IndiesChix

    IndiesChix Chirping

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    My 2 week old EEs are trying to take a dust bath in their bedding, I use pine shavings. Should I put something in their brooder that they can take a dust bath in ?
     

  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Yes, I just put dirt in a bin and stick it in with them and they love it! They kick up a lot of dirt in the air though!
     
  3. IndiesChix

    IndiesChix Chirping

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    Ok thank you. We have no dirt around here right now, everything is mud!
     
  4. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

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    I just gave my chicks a dishpan with potting soil from last years flowers.
     
  5. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chirping

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    I read somewhere that wood ash is also great for keeping mites away. That is all I have ever given mine and it works great. Even for the babies
     
  6. IndiesChix

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    Thats what I heard also, about the wood ash, just wasn't sure if it was safe for babies. Thanks
     
  7. IndiesChix

    IndiesChix Chirping

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    Potting soil ,I have some of that. I'll be adding it today !
     

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