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.
- 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
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Did you learn anything from this podcast? If so, leave a comment below and tell me what it is!
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.