DIY Old Tyre Chicken Dust Bath
Do your chickens have a dust bath? This great idea gives your girls a place to have a dust bath and keep themselves healthy. It's easy to make these diy old tyre chicken dust baths.
This is a super cheap project you can pick up old tyres for free, if you do not have any. You may need to purchase one or two of the other materials but they are not expensive at all. Grab wood ash from your wood stove or fire and remove any large charcoal chunks.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1Find a nice corner either in your coop or in your yard if you have free range chickens.
Step 2Paint your tyres different colors, if you want to make the dust baths look pretty.
This step is optional.
Step 3Mix the four materials, in equal paths.
Step 4Fill the center of each tyre with your ‘dust’ mixture from the previous step.
Step 5Let your chickens loose, and watch them have some fun as they bathe.
Even if you do not provide dust baths your chickens will still find ways to clean themselves. They may end up doing it in your flower or garden beds. Provide them with some nice dust baths so they can remove any lice and mites trapped in their feathers.
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