Want a healthy chicken dust bath? EcoPett’s Coop Bedding, with its added TrueChar™ biochar pieces, is a healthy additive to chicken dust bath areas. Chickens use dust baths to stay clean, healthy and insect or parasite free. And maybe, they even do it just for fun, too.
Loose dirt or sand is the most common base material. And EcoPett Coop Bedding, after it breaks down to tinier particulate, is a fresh, natural material that can be mixed in with dry dirt. Some people create creating an distinctive area ringed by wood, logs or other containment material. Some simply leave it in a open area in the yard or pen.
Now, there are other natural additives which can provide benefits. Charcoal or biochar are definitely healthful options. Biochar is a proven digestive aid, promoting health and absorbing toxins. Chickens will nibble on the tiny bits of biochar added to EcoPett Coop Bedding for this kind of benefit. You’ll note this whether in your coop or your dust bath. It’s a fantastic extra benefit from EcoPett.
Other natural choices include dried herbs. For more information on dust baths and additives, check out this article from Fresh Eggs Daily.