For a first time chicken keeper, it can be frightening watching a chicken taking a dust bath. Chickens need dust baths and are often seen laying in a shallow pile of dirt, frantically kicking and scratching it all over themselves. Why do chickens roll around in the dirt and cover themselves completely? For proper hygiene […]
The first time I saw my chickens laying on the ground in little fluffy chicken heaps my heart skipped a beat and I ran over in a panic. They looked up and blinked at me a few times before standing up, shaking the dust off, and huffing away, wondering why I insisted on disturbing them. […]
Bring a little summer to your chickens by making one of these dust baths inside your chicken coop. They’re super easy and quick to make and the materials are free. They’re also a great project for kids to help out with.
Chickens love to dust bathe and dust bathing is the best way to keep lice and mites at bay. Lately we’ve noticed that our little flock are starting to look a little “ratty” and two have some pretty significant bald spots. Not only does it look very painful, but with the colder weather on it’s […]