Empty Dusting Box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joeyclucks, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. joeyclucks

    joeyclucks New Egg

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    Hi, i put out a dusting box for my girls and boy the other day and no one has given it a second look. can anyone think of a reason why? i've attached some pics. it's moderately covered from the rained (no rain yet) and is filled with wood ash, garden dust and sand. does it need to be lower in the ground?[​IMG]

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    thanks for any help
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They will likely do their dust bathing in the litter in that area rather than in a box with sides. I don't think they would be attracted into your box, sorry.

    I use the garden dust sparingly in the nests, mostly, because they always seem to rearrange the nesting material. You could watch for where they choose to dust bathe and put the wood ash there.
     

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