Dust Boxes in the Winter (what to you use)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ullie, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though I built the chickens a nice covered sand box it was too close to run wall and the rain penetrated the wood. I did have the box slightly elevated but the wood it's self got wet and the sand just sucked up the moisture.

    I have the sand in several containers in the basement trying to dry it out but it's been a week and it's a slow process.

    I was wondering what others who live in wet and cold climates use in the winter time and or where they found dry sand??
     
  2. lindsay297

    lindsay297 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really would like to know this as well, ......so bump!!
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spread the sand on the floor of the basement. It will dry in no time.

    Ours just bathe in the dirt in winter time, too. Of course, snow is a rarity here.

    Chris
     
  4. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, ha, thanks but no thanks.

    I have put the sand in smaller tub containers in our sun room and it's slowly drying.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I use deep liter method in my coop and they dust bathe in it.
     

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