Wheelbarrow for dust bathing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fightingbunny, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. fightingbunny

    fightingbunny Songster

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    I have an old wheelbarrow that does not have a wheel or one handlebar and I would like to use it as a container for dust bathing in my new coop. I figure on sinking it into the ground partway and then filling it in with soil/ash/sand. Is this too big or too small for 8 chickens? Is there any downsides to using this? Does it need drain holes? Drilling a hole in the thick metal might be really hard.

    Thanks for any advice,
    Jenn
     
  2. RonC

    RonC Songster

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    If it doesn't have anything over it to stop the rain you might want to drill a hole for drainage. Might be small if they all decide to bath or sun in it at the same time which they tend to do. If a chicken sees another doing something they have to do it too like kids.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Is it going to be inside the coop?
    Then it shouldn't get rained on, right?
     

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