How do chickens have dust baths in the winter?

roosmom

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I really hope someone answers because I am curious also. And what do they dust bath in?
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Mrs MIA

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I have a covered area for them, and a "sandbox" for dusting. They're in it right now...
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roosmom

Songster
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upper peninsula
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I tried that. I had a nice wood box built for them out side in part sun part shade. Filled it with ashes and sand. THEY DUG TRENCHES in the dirt, not the sandbox.
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Mrs MIA

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They can still have lice/mites in the winter...
I mix DE in the sand, so they "self-medicate". They love it, any time of the year, though.
 

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