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Miracle Grow As Dust Bath

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoveThemBirds, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am recently gonna build a Chicken shed for my hens.But,I wanted them to have dust bathing spot afterwards of putting them up for the night,or since I will not allow much free range.

    Questions:Could I use Miracle grow?Is it healthy for them?Will they eat the plant food?

    Thanks,
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    Any sort of fertilizer, including Miracle Grow, would be toxic to the chickens if ingested in enough quantity. Expensive too, a bag of sand would be so much better and cheaper.
     
  3. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used a mixture of purchased "plain" top soil, diatomaceous earth, sand, and wood ash and put it in a 4x4 raised bed garden.
     
  4. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.
    I'll try sand....
     

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