Dust baths are basically the way of chicken to stay clean. The dust or fine sand keeps their feathers clean as well as helps them stay free from lice, mites, and some parasites.
You may help make bathing simple for chickens through finding a good dry spot in the run where there’s sand or fine dirt and adding some fireplace ash, dried herbs, and food-grade diatomaceous earth.
A good addition to the dust baths of your chickens is wood ash. See to it that you only use the wood fireplace ash and not any wood with lighter fluid or chemical coating. Charcoal wood ash contains calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K. Charcoal absorbs toxins and according to research, wild animals consume charcoal from forest fires due to its medicinal properties.
Dust baths are necessary because they prevent parasites including lice and mites from finding a home in your legs and feathers of your chickens. With the DIY Rain Barrel Chicken Dust Bath of
Homestead Lifestyle, you will be able to give your chickens a better health. This DIY dust path is simple like most dust baths, but the materials used are different. It’s also an affordable solution for chicken owners.
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