Potting soil for dust bath

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hlhutchinson, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. hlhutchinson

    hlhutchinson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry not sure where to post this, my chickens run I'd filled with gravel so not idea for a dust bath wanting to make one for them out soil is clay so I was wondering would potting soil work to put in a dust bath for them?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    It can but I would mix in a lot of sand. Most potting soils are designed to help with moisture retention and you don't want that in a dust bath.
     
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  3. B Redhawk

    B Redhawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most potting soils are not really soil at all but more of a mulch combined with fertilizer. I'd get a bag or two of "top soil" instead and then spread that out to dry till it was crumbly and able to create dust.
     
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