First "dust" bath ::PICS::

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bawkbawkbawk, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. After reading a suggestion here on BYC, I put a small box of sand in the brooder with my 10-day-old chicks. They pecked around at it; seemed to enjoy it. Then I heard a different kind of chirp from one of them - like a rill as opposed to a cheep. Went in to investigate and there was my Light Brahma like a whirling dervish in the sand box! If the photo is blurry it's because she was rolling so fast [​IMG]

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    She went on and on. Finally the Buff Orpington came over to investigate. I'm guessing she'll be the next one in line at the "spa".

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  2. clickie

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    aww lol. I will have to put a dust box in my brooder, is it just play sand?
     
  3. Yes, play sand. I think my husband got it at Home Depot.
     
  4. Mrs. Glassman

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    I was wondering what to use for a dust bath.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Judy

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    fine dry dirt

    wood ashes

    can't think what else right now

    later, add some DE to their dust bathing spots
     
  6. lunkerchicken

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    That's great - too cute!!!
     
  7. mener6896

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    what age can you safely add DE?
    My big girls are 9 weeks...I just got my 50 lb bag yesterday!!
     
  8. Maryallison

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    Awwwww! That is adorable! I took my 3 week olds out to play today and we had some dust baths too! Mine had never touched the ground before and they just knew what to do! It was adorable! [​IMG]
     
  9. sloallie10

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    thats TOO cute!!!
     
  10. Jamsoundsgood

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    I can just see my husband's face as I tell him of this new thing I just "have" to go get for the chickies. [​IMG] This just looks too fun not to do.
    Emily
     

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