So, I checked on my 3 new family members and they were having a ball "dust bathing" in the shavings. I mean, full-on side roll and feather fluffing going on! It was so precious! So, it got me thinking...I want to make them a dust bath for their brooder. They are in an Akita-sized dog crate right now. Heat lamp on one side, a 2x4 in the shape of a T to let them learn how to perch and they are on pine shavings. So, they have PLENTY of room for some new play equipment in their P-Park...my toddler calls their new brooder the chicken P-Park (playground). Oh, the chicks are 2 lavender bantam Ameraucanas and a partridge Silkie bantam. We have named them: Belle, Cinderella and Jasmine. Yes, the toddler is in her PRINCESS phase. So I was thinking playground sand, DE and perhaps of the shavings. I don't have a wood stove so no access to fireplace leftovers. They are too little to let outside. Its now in the 50s here and they did go out last week one day when the weather was 75. It was a freak warm day so I totally took advantage of it. They got to meet the bigger pullets while in their play area. So sweet!