What do you use for chickens bath?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Eggless, May 17, 2016.

  1. The Eggless

    The Eggless New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    May 17, 2016
    What material should I put in the chicken area for them to dig and bath in? Sand? Kind?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    6,031
    829
    336
    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Bank run sand. It's everywhere. We use a old wash basin and put wood ash in it. They dig small holes under bushes to bath in but also use the wood ash bin.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,041
    230
    151
    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    We use wood ash and peat moss.
     
  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,042
    63
    221
    Jul 30, 2008
    Missouri
    Nothing, they dig there own at my place. It's like a RV, it moves weekly. [​IMG]
     
  5. Zamanthia

    Zamanthia Out Of The Brooder

    23
    5
    25
    Jan 7, 2016
    NE Georgia
    We mix DE, sand, and peat. They still dig though... Lil devils!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by