Chickens need to have a dust bath. It is essential that you build a dust bath for your girls so that they can take regular dust ‘showers’ and keep themselves healthy.
This is a super cheap project you can pick up old tires for free, if you do not have any. You may need to purchase one or two of the other materials but they are not expensive at all.
How awesome are these chicken dust baths. A dust bath is the chicken equivalent of a shower. It is both functional and recreational. Chickens use dust baths to clean themselves, to relax, and socialize. Chickens care for their feathers and skin by digging shallow ditches in soil, mulch, sand, even pine shavings, then tossing it onto themselves.
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