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Home Made Indoor Dust Bath For Chickens

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#1 unicornleather


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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.








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

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#2 Terrier15


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:40 pm

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

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