should i give my silkies dust baths?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilkieLover3278, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. SilkieLover3278

    SilkieLover3278 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] should my silkies get a dust bath? and what is the purpose of a dust bath?
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    You could just provide them some access to something like play sand in a shallow bin. It is part of their grooming, and they really enjoy it, too.
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all they need is some access to dirt, its hilarious to watch! It keeps bugs off them....lice and mite control, and they love it....! Even very young chicks will do it.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have sand in my runs so they can dust bathe.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine love it when I put a bag of pine bedding in the winter and they all dust in it.
     

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