How to Make a Dust Bath for Chickens



Find a box made from wood or plastic.,
Fill the box up with soil.,
Place it at the opposite end to the food.,
Check it regularly to clean out bird feces, particles, etc.

Avoid using cardboard because it will not last long around chickens and after it falls to pieces, they’ll finish the job off by eating it. Good dimensions for the dust bath box are:

Height of sides approximately 15–25 centimeter (5.9–9.8 in) to keep soil in when chickens scratch about
The overall dimensions are about 30 x 55cm.;
, Only fill to about three-quarters of the box height.

, This will prevent the chickens from kicking dust into their food when they clean themselves.

, and to top up the soil as needed. Other than that, stand back and let them enjoy it!

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