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Dust Baths For Chickens

Chickens keep them self clean and free of mites and parasites by bathing in dust.
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 When you live in a rainforest, it rains. (Right about now you're probably thinking, "No kidding [or insert expletive here], Sherlock.") Stay with me here. Are you ready for another ridiculously obvious statement? (I'm on a roll!) Lots of rain means lots of mud. So What's the Problem, Lady?
How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is "not too fresh,"then they do not have access to a dust bath. But, a dust bath for chickens not only helps keep your flock smelling fresh, it is also a natural chicken mite treatment.
Diatomaceous Earth Uses in Chickens - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Have you ever wondered about diatomaceous earth uses in poultry? When I first started raising chickens for eggs, I noticed that many poultry people talked about using something that they only referred to as "DE." Not being one who knows many chicken acronyms, I was clueless about what they were referring to.
Dust Bathing 101 | Community Chickens Flinging around dirt to get clean seems counterintuitive, but Mother Nature knows what She's doing. Dust bathing is an instinctive activity for many animals, including some mammals and many types of birds like sparrows, ostriches, and most game birds.