First Dust Bath

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hollyinpa, May 31, 2008.

  1. hollyinpa

    hollyinpa In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2008
    Today I put a bin of dirt into our 3-week old barred rock chicks' pen and they had a blast rolling around in the dirt...I took some video of them if you are interested.

    Here's a video of their first visit outside in the grass. If you watch closely you will see our yellow lab, Sierra, sniffing around the pen. Also - our 3 year old barred rock, Gladys, pops her head up to the fence to investigate them for the first time, too.

    I can't believe how big they have gotten. In the next two weeks we'll be transitioning to their new outdoor coop. We ordered one from a woodworker in Lancaster, PA that is really cute and was reasonably priced. Pictures to follow...
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Awww, they are so cute! Looks like it was a fun time for all of them!
  3. There was one bag of play sand at the hardware store and I got it to mix with DE for that very purpose. I've dug out an old feed tub that's about 4" high. Monday is supposed to be sunny/dry so...

    thank you for sharing, what fun![​IMG]
  4. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I soooooo enjoyed those videos!!!
  5. hollyinpa

    hollyinpa In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2008
    I just tried some fine sand in a bigger container so all the chicks could fit better together and they were AFRAID of the sand...weren't sure what to do with it. I think they prefer actual dirt from the yard since it's also full pebbles and such...

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: