Would stone dust be good for dust baths?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dutchess, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Dutchess

    Dutchess Songster

    I have some stone dust left over from the pool I'm having installed and would like to use some of it for the chickens to dust bathe in. Does anyone know if this would be okay for the chickens? [​IMG] they are 7 weeks old...
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011

  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Songster

    May 16, 2011
    I don't see what would be the issue...I have used everything from, fireplace ashes, to sand to road dust.....and every combination there of [​IMG]

    Best Wishes,
  3. Dutchess

    Dutchess Songster

    Thank you for the reply Laura (mljohnson05)! I thought it would be okay, I just wasn't sure. [​IMG]
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    Just dont compact it down to tight,should be fine. probably serve as grit too,sounds like a win win. Its drains well too.
  5. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Bolton, Mississippi
    The problem would arise if it were so finely ground that they were able to inhale it. Kind of like breathing in silica or concrete.

  6. Dutchess

    Dutchess Songster

    Quote:Yea, I'll have to see just how fine it is. Good point! Thanks Bolton Chicken and Duckinnut!

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