Dust baths?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by magikchick, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
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    I have read that quail love to dust bath. At what age would you give them some sand to dust in?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:as soon as they start to feather they will enjoy it. Mine bathe inthier "stall dry" all the time it's about the consistancy of sand [​IMG]. It's got DE in it as well.
     
  3. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is exactly a dust bath? And what about chicks and the starting age?
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    It is a bath with no water. I give my quails a bowl of play sand starting about 3 weeks old they love it!
     
  5. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give all mine a square dog food bowl at least once a week filled with paly box sand. then I sit back and enjoy the show..... some times aI drink an beer while they bathe!!! its funny to watch their antics while they are dust bathing!
     
  6. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So you do this for chickens or ducks?
     
  7. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cat litter box that I give the chickens to dust bath in... the quail get the dog bowls, or the bottom of a plastic planter (the thing that catches water if you over water the plant) put about a teaspoon of play sand in there and just giggle about thier antics!!!!

    I dont have ducks but I would assume they enjoy a good dust bath too!!!
     
  8. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to get to the store to get some sand. I gues I should put 2 or 3 in it at a time?
     

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