help with making a dust bath please

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wildorchid053, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    hubby bought bags of brown sand to make a dust bath with.. we have huge amounts of snow here, it will be fine out under the coop but really cold and breezy or is it ok to put into a coop.. i will be adding DE to it.. will the dust bother them to breathe inside a container in the coop or should i put the container outside under the coop, thank you
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Either way, in or out will work. Also, either way, I'd put it in a container of some sort rather than just lay it on the ground or on the floor of the coop. I use a large round planter base (@24 inches)...got it for less than $5.00 at Home Depot. They also sell plastic trays that are used under washers that could be used. Or you could just build a wooden tray??? I have used mine in the coop before, and the dust was no worse than it is now. However, mine is outside now, and they'll get in it on warmer days (@40 degrees). Good luck!
     
  3. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    we are using a container for the sand and de
     

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