Dusting box help....Please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by magikchick, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    So my babies like to use the drain field from our septic tank as a dust bath. This is going to cause some problems if they keep digging down into it.

    To try and solve this problem I built them a nice dusting box and filled it with nice soft sand. You think they will use it? No! They scratch around in it and peck at it but go right back to the drain field for dusting. Any ideas how to get them to use this nice dusting box instead?
     
  2. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    build a very tall fence. chickens are creatures of habit. if you do build the fence they will freak out! they may eventually use tyhe dust box if you do build the fence
     

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