Is wintertime dusting needed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ajlynco, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. ajlynco

    ajlynco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some babies that're going out into the coop soon and I'm thinking of creating a dusting area under the elevated coop. 1. Do the girls NEED to dust themselves? 2. What should I use for dusting material...sand..reg.dirt...something special? 3. I know adding DE is a good thing for thier health...how much and how do I apply it? 4. Since winter is coming, should I set up a little dusting tub inside thier coop? I know that's a lot of questions but newbies need to know... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Chickens love to play in the sand box, roll and dust themselves. It is soothing for them. Yes, they love to do it in winter as well.
     

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