First Dust Bath

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

  1. hollyinpa

    hollyinpa Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    Awww, they are so cute! Looks like it was a fun time for all of them!
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raymond Maine
    I soooooo enjoyed those videos!!!
     
  5. hollyinpa

    hollyinpa Out Of The Brooder

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    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...
     

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