This step by step tutorial of the process of turning car tires into homesteading chicken dust baths is quick and inexpensive to make. A dust bath is functional piece of equipment that chicken will roll around in to repel mites from infesting them.
In case you are relatively new to homesteading or farming you already know a lot about chickens. One thing you will learn is that chickens are susceptible to getting mites that can be damaging to their plumage. One of the best ways to fight mites in chickens is to use a dust bath, the chickens flail around in the dust and it suffocates the mites and they die. To help keep your entire coop full of chickens clear of mites, it is recommended that you have more than one dust bath.
This article shows how you can turn old, discarded tires in a perfectly suitable dust bath for your chicken coop. This allows you to control where the chickens do their bathing instead of just where ever they want, this can end up being very disruptive for the rest of the farm.
● Use it to create several inexpensive, but useful chicken baths.
● Project includes a complete list of all of the materials and supplies needed
● Includes a complete step by step instruction guide on how to accomplish it
● It includes several full color photos that depict many of the steps
You can fill the tires with peat moss, wood ash and sand.
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