Dustbath question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harmona1, May 16, 2011.

  1. harmona1

    harmona1 Out Of The Brooder

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    A neighbor put an old kids' sandbox out on the curb, so I grabbed it for a dustbath my hens! I was planning on using sand and DE, and wondering if that's good? Or should I use loose soil and DE? Or something else...? Any input is appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. macadam8157

    macadam8157 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the play sand from Lowes and just put a light dusting on top with a flower sifter of the FOOD GRADE DE. They seem to love it!! [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  3. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love plain old dirt that's out in our backyard. Silly girls!
     
  4. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I keep an old woven basket to use for a winter bath-time treat. I simply buy a bag of generic potting soil( cheap dirt,NO chemicals) My chickens will take turns dusting and bathing in that basket.
     
  5. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have access to wood ash you can add that, too, as a main ingredient with the sand. If you don't have easy access to the stuff then it'll be fine without.
     

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