Dusting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by homestead5er, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. homestead5er

    homestead5er In the Brooder

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    I posted in everything else chicken and got no responce so I'm reposting hear. I am building a raised bed in my chicken pen for dusting and need to know what to put in in instead of Georgia red clay. Can I just fill it with 3&1 mix from Home Depot.
     
  2. henjoy

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    Can't they use the clay? I have clay here (not Georgia clay-I'm in Michigan) and when dry it is a fine powder that my chickens love to dust bathe in. I have some sand and some clay and they choose the clay every time. Good luck!
     
  3. Sylvie

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    I have clay, too. I mixed sand and wood ashes with the clay. They love it. Some stay in it for an hour and won't move to let the others use it. My Light Brahmas look filthy after but shake a dust cloud and look pretty good. [​IMG]
     
  4. homestead5er

    homestead5er In the Brooder

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    Thank's I guess there not picky I used sand and two bags of top soil. This box of soft dirt will be a treat for my new chicken's the first time they get out there new coop.
     
  5. You can also add DE to the mixture to help with external parasites...
     
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