Need ideas for a dust bathing area


Bantam Queen
5 Years
Apr 28, 2016
New York
I'm trying to think of something I can use to hold sand for a dust bath for my bantams. I have an actual sand box for my standard flock, but I don't need anything that big. I only have 4 bantams. This dust bath would go outside their run, in the garden. It will also need a cover or something so that rain and snow can't get inside. Any ideas?

Cooptown Lady

May 27, 2021
Southeast Arizona
Get a one of those plastic storage boxes with lid at Wal-Mart. Not the hard, clear kind, the solid color ones. Red and green ones are sold after Christmas, other colors throughout the year. You can choose the size you want.

Take a knife and cut the bottom out. Set it where you want it, wiggle it into the ground a bit (so you don't lose sand). Fill halfway with sand. Cover with lid to keep rain out.

I put one like this in the run (without the lid). It's too small for my full size hens to use as a dust bath. They like to snuggle together inside it on windy days for a nap.

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