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  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if sand would work in the coop...


    I have silkies and would like to show, so want them to stay as clean as possible
     
  2. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have showgirls and a silkie. When I got my silkie his/her leg feathers were filthy! He/she was kept on pine shavings.

    I use sand in my coops and in my experience sand definitely keeps them cleaner!
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think that is what i am going to do then

    thanks so much for your input!
     
  4. paulpig

    paulpig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a plastic shirt box with sand mixed with DE.......the girls LOVE taking baths in it!!
     
  5. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting my Silkies into their coop soon. Meantime hubby and I moved them out of a large (but not large enough) cardboard box (their brooder) We took the almost finished one run into garage and got them set up in it today with the 40 w light bulb that we have been using lately. They are 2 month old Silkies.I want to get the small plastic cat litter pan that Walmart has and put one of the follwing in it for a dust bath.First I thought, playsand or construction sand by itself then read on blog somewhere to try another thing like DE mixed or not . Please keep in mind the run will eventually be just that a run ,as I will have 2 runs attached on 2 sides of coop . For now all they have is the one run on garage floor with pine shavings . I know they could use a dustbath. What does everyone think ?
    The coop and 2 runs are"'Tomorrows headache!" Although that advice is needed as well. I do not want to be a slave to maintanence once they are set up in coop but I want to keep after the mess to keep the little monsters happy and healthy and my family healthy as well. I have the DE already and thought I needed to wait until Silkies are in coop and older?
     
  6. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is DE?
     
  7. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diatamaceous Earth (sp?) - you can get food grade that you can use in your run.
     

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