Helps keep your chicken's feathers clean and free of pests. Place this ultra-fine powder in any household pan, and put it out in the coop. Your chickens will revel in the dust as they roll and fluff in it, helping to keep feathers clean and in good condition. Comes in a cute chicken-themed 5-1/2 lb jar with screw top lid.
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Keep your dust bath clean
If you create a dust bath for your chickens, remember to keep it clean. Use a kitty litter scoop to get droppings out, and make sure you dump out dust, clean the box, and refill every few weeks.
Dust baths and your chickens
Chickens like water as much as the next bird, but what really excites them is a nice pile of dust in which to roll. They may choose a pile of dirt in their coop, sand they have access to, or their own private dust bath you provide with a box and Chicken Powder Bath.
Chickens roll in dust for several reasons. A good, healthy dust bath rids their skin and feathers of tiny mites and other parasites, it cleans debris off of their feathers, and it just plain feels good.
A bonus is that it's fun to watch! They roll their entire bodies in the dust, including their heads, spreading out their wings to get dust on the most surface area they can. Sometimes they dig deep and roll some more, then come up and shake the dust completely off. Some chicken owners report that they hear "happy" or "content" noises when their chickens are dusting, and what's a better feeling than seeing critters enjoying themselves?