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Dust box questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wxdude99, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Montgomery Area
    I have 4 chickens and I wanted to make them a dust box. How big should it be? What do you put in it? Thanks
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    In one of my tractors I put a cat litter box, the largest I could find. And then I added dirt from the yard with DE in it for their baths and picking through for odd pieces of dirt.
    They dump it about once a week so I refill it and give it back to them.
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    My Dh brought home an old brake drum and I put cand and soil combination and some DE. They can't knock it over as its too heavy. They do poop in it now and then .
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 11, 2008

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