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Dust Bath Bowl Kit | Appletons

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All chickens get clean by getting dirty 😊

Just like a human bathtub, a dust bath to chickens is all about cleanliness. It’s not only chickens who like to hit the dirt – you may spot other birds such as sparrows and blackbirds taking a dust bath too. The dust or sand absorbs surplus moisture and oils on the skin. A dirt bath maintains the water resistance of the outer feathers of a chicken. It also deters parasites such as mites and lice by coating the insects’ breathing pores or simply driving them away. Dust bathing is an important part of keeping chickens healthy and clean. Once fully coated in dust or sand, the chicken will have a shake-down, just like a dog after a dip in a river. A quick preen of the feathers, and they’ll be all done and dusted. Literally. In addition to these physical benefits, dust-bathing is also thought to be mentally rewarding for hens. It helps them relax, and is a way of socialising too.
Keep your hens mite and lice free with an Appletons Dust Bath Kit.

 
Your Appletons Dust Bath Kit includes:

  • Recycled rubber dust bath bowl with carry handles – heavy duty
  • 1 cup calcium carbonate + REFILL
  • 1 x 1.5kg Fine Sand + REFILL
  • 1 cup Wood Ash + REFILL
  • A dash of Medicinal Herbs (depending on availability can be lavender, rosemary, lemon balm or mint)

We have supplied all you need except for the dry dirt which is best sourced from your own backyard. Make sure it is dry, fine and friable.
Dust Bath Bowl is best placed undercover or out of the rain on wet days.

Refills available

Dust Bath Bowl Kit | Appletons

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$86.00 Incl. GST

All chickens get clean by getting dirty 😊 Just like a human bathtub, a dust bath to chickens is all about... Read more

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    Description

    All chickens get clean by getting dirty 😊

    Just like a human bathtub, a dust bath to chickens is all about cleanliness. It’s not only chickens who like to hit the dirt – you may spot other birds such as sparrows and blackbirds taking a dust bath too. The dust or sand absorbs surplus moisture and oils on the skin. A dirt bath maintains the water resistance of the outer feathers of a chicken. It also deters parasites such as mites and lice by coating the insects’ breathing pores or simply driving them away. Dust bathing is an important part of keeping chickens healthy and clean. Once fully coated in dust or sand, the chicken will have a shake-down, just like a dog after a dip in a river. A quick preen of the feathers, and they’ll be all done and dusted. Literally. In addition to these physical benefits, dust-bathing is also thought to be mentally rewarding for hens. It helps them relax, and is a way of socialising too.
    Keep your hens mite and lice free with an Appletons Dust Bath Kit.

     
    Your Appletons Dust Bath Kit includes:

    • Recycled rubber dust bath bowl with carry handles – heavy duty
    • 1 cup calcium carbonate + REFILL
    • 1 x 1.5kg Fine Sand + REFILL
    • 1 cup Wood Ash + REFILL
    • A dash of Medicinal Herbs (depending on availability can be lavender, rosemary, lemon balm or mint)

    We have supplied all you need except for the dry dirt which is best sourced from your own backyard. Make sure it is dry, fine and friable.
    Dust Bath Bowl is best placed undercover or out of the rain on wet days.

    Refills available

    Customer Reviews

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    Leanne

    Brilliant fast service as always. The hens LOVE this dust bath bowl. They even perch on the edge waiting their turn

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    Aimee
    Love the dust bath!

    I love the dust bath kit. As a first time chicken mum I was a little unsure about what all to put in a dust bath so I was super happy to come across this kit. My chickens love their bath so much. The tub is so sturdy too which is great. Thank you

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    Tracey
    Chooks love it

    Have bought 2 of these, sturdy and easy to make the kit for the chooks

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    Helena Schuler
    Bath Time

    Only 1 of my chickens has so far got in and enjoyed the new dust bath (and only after I picked her up and put her in), however she then spent over an hour indulging herself! The weather's been horrible so I've removed the bath until the sun returns, hopefully the others will be more curious and get in on bath time.

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    gail service

    My chickens love the dust bath bowl and all have a great time in it!

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    Christine Ferrier
    Dust bath Bowl Kit.

    This arrived in super quick time. Great product. Chickens enjoying it.

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