HOW TO MAKE A CHICKEN DUST BATH

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When it comes to maintaining a healthy and happy flock, giving your chickens every advantage is important. That’s why you should provide them with a proper chicken dust bath..

A chicken dust bath is a natural behavior, but it might look strange to a new backyard chicken owner!

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When chickens dust bathe, they dig a shallow pit in the ground, loosen the soil, and then flutter around in the dust.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

– Diatomaceous Earth – Barn lime – Topsoil – Peat Moss – Dried Herbs – Multi-purpose contractor sand

Use whatever herbs you have on hand. Dried or fresh herbs help to keep the dust bath smelling fresh and clean.

Or, once you find the best dust bath spot, dig a shallow hole in the earth instead of using an existing container.

You can use an old tire, plastic tub, or wooden box as the container.

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Ingredients like clean wood ash, dried herbs, or diatomaceous earth help to promote good chicken health.

Chicken dust baths are easy to make.

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Portable baths offer flexibility to move them around your property, but may need more cleaning.

Consider whether you want a portable or fixed-location dust bath.

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