The Deal With Dust Bathing + Recipes! [Podcast]

Dust bathing is natural and even healthy for your flock.


Your chickens NEED to dust bathe – it’s good for ’em physically AND mentally.


BUT….all dust baths aren’t created equal.


In this week’s podcast, I dish all about why chickens dust bathe, how to create a better dust bath, and how to keep them rolling in dirt even when there’s slush and snow on the ground. 


You’ll learn:

  • Why chickens need to dust bathe
  • What exactly they’re doing when they’re tossing dirt
  • Why the size of your dust bath matters
  • Why I use diatomaceous earth instead of wood ash
  • Why you shouldn’t bother including charcoal in your flock’s bath


Links we discuss:

How to Build A Dust Bath in 5 Minutes

Manna Pro Poultry

Where to Buy Diatomaceous Earth


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I’d like to hear from you!

Did you learn anything from this podcast? If so, leave a comment below and tell me what it is!

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The Deal With Dust Bathing + Recipes! [Podcast]
Your chickens NEED to dust bathe - it's good for 'em physically AND mentally. In this podcast, I dish about dust bathing and building a better dust bath.

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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of "Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock," and the creator of the online courses Feeding Your Hens Right, Healthy Coop Boot Camp, and The Homestead Advantage. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside. So am I. Welcome to FrugalChicken. Whether you’re a seasoned homesteader, an urban farmer, or an apartment-dweller, I’m here to answer your questions, share my life with you, and learn from your experiences.

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