Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Home Made Indoor Dust Bath For Chickens


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 unicornleather

unicornleather

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 193 posts
  • Location:West Wales

Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:18 am

Home made dust bath for chickens

 

This is for anyone who has the same problem of chickens indoors needing a dust bath.

If you have the same stuff lying around as I did and you can sew/glue things together this is easy to make.

 

Today I decided to make my chickens who are  in the barn a dust bath, whilst they are stuck indoors I've been using trays and all sorts but it gets messy in there as they spray it all around.
I took an old builder's bag I had in the basement and using scrap textiles (of which I have lots) made a door in the side with a "curtain", on the ends of the curtain pieces I sewed on looped tape (soft velcro) and on the top under the flange round the bag I sewed on the hook tape (rough velcro) so to train them to use it I can have the curtain up out of the way until they get comfortable going through the door then I can slowly lower the curtain pieces one at a time until they freely go though it. Inside the bag I have put some soil out of their old dustbath and will buy some new sand to boost it up.
To hold the bag up right I used some baling twine and hooked the lifting loops on the bag on to hooks I had screwed in to the roof. The bag should contain most of the sand/soil etc they like to throw around!
Cost next to nothing to make as I had everything to make it.
Took about an hour in total, hope it helps people make their own.

 

dust%20bath%201_zps8gqgklyh.jpg[/URL]

dust%20bath%20%20top%20velcro_zps2vzxsth[/URL]

dust%20bath%20%20velcro%20in%20up%20post[/URL]

dust%20bath%20top%20loops_zps7vn9jwgz.jp[/URL]

dust%20bath%20hooks%20in%20roof_zpsbrttg[/URL]

dust%20bath%20with%20birds%201_zpsn8cnxx[/URL]


Edited by unicornleather, 18 February 2017 - 10:47 am.

  • leegreen, Tiercel, jok and 1 other like this

#2 Terrier15

Terrier15

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 134 posts
  • Location:Suffolk

Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:40 pm

Great idea. Especially it's soaking outside and they only have mud!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users