looking for dust bathing alternative

Minky

Crowing
Nov 4, 2017
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my chicks are "dust bathing" in the corner of the brooder. (on paper towel.) LOL

Last time I hatched I put a little container in there with sand... they LOVED it. and so did I until the entire main floor of my house had a layer of dust on it. never again. So.... I was thinking...lentils? but then they may try and eat them and die. rice? same thing...

anyone have some ideas?
 

mcdze

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depends on their age, but at about 2 weeks i start putting mine in a wire cage outside during the day when im home weather permitting ... i can scoot the bottom around in a sandy spot to work it up inside and they can just have a ball ...
 

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Minky

Crowing
Nov 4, 2017
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Ontario
depends on their age, but at about 2 weeks i start putting mine in a wire cage outside during the day when im home weather permitting ... i can scoot the bottom around in a sandy spot to work it up inside and they can just have a ball ...
yeah, Ive got a foot of snow outside...
 

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