Rolling Chicken

Newby's from Central ME

Hatching
9 Years
May 13, 2010
6
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7
Maine
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?
 

PortageGirl

Songster
11 Years
Nov 8, 2008
2,511
13
181
Portage County, Ohio
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)
 

flockmom

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 5, 2010
29
0
22
Virginia
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!

Enjoy!
 

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