Rolling Chicken

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Newby's from Central ME, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Newby's from Central ME

    Newby's from Central ME New Egg

    May 13, 2010
    I have a 5 week old Barred Plymouth Rock who rolls in the shavings in the coop and trys to throw it on herself. I think I read somewhere on here that you should have some sand or dirt for them to roll in (dry bathe). Could someone tell me if this is so and what grade of dirt I should get?
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    dirt, sand, shavings, whatever you provide they'll make a wallow out of. Mine have chosen to use the gravel/dirt area in the walkway section of the carport... they've got it all loosened up for their dust bathing enjoyment, and also to trip us so we fall down and they can eat us. (I have very sneaky chickens)
  3. flockmom

    flockmom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2010
    Chickens love dust baths! If you can, provide then with a small dust pile made of play sand. It doesn't have to be bigger than 1'x1'x3". They will love you for it!


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