homestead5er

In the Brooder
11 Years
May 16, 2008
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Loganville
I'm making a raised dusting bed in my pen, what should I use instead of Georgia red clay.
 
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
If you have a Lowes or home depot or such near you, you can get play sand or even bags of top soil. We have nothing close to sand on this farm. The chickens use the rich garden soil. They look kinda icky when they first stand up after bathing, but they shake it off.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
Quote:Deb, being from CA you may not know this, but plain ole garden dirt is hard to come by in GA. It's all red and it's all clay.
 

homestead5er

In the Brooder
11 Years
May 16, 2008
69
2
41
Loganville
Thank's Ya'll I made a 3' by 4' box out of 2 by 6 put in in my pen, I put 3" of sand in and two bags of top soil from Home Depot, I'll add the DE when I get some chickens.
 

ChickaD

Songster
11 Years
Aug 6, 2008
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central Vermont
Oh, I almost forgot something important! If you want to make SURE your chickens will go for your dusting area, just plant some nice perennials nearby and keep shooing the "girls" away from the area so they don't dig up all the plants.........that should do it!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
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SW Arkansas
Quote:Ain't that the truth~!

Oh homestead5er I almost forgot. Make sure it's food grade DE.
 

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