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Mar 6, 2010 11:17 AM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11
I don't know where to ask this, so I'll just do it here.

I had this Big Decision to get a kitty litter box and fill it with dry clay-type soil, very dusty, for the two hens. Ah, dust bath!

About an inch of soil from behind the house, clean stuff with small gravel in it.

Chickkies immediately started eating it! They were just full steam ahead gobbling dirt and tiny rocks. Then one found a 1/4 inch square bit of broken pottery and started pecking at that. I took it away. gobble gobble. I took the pan out of their reach after about ten minutes. I'll give it back to them in an hour.

What should I think? I doubt they've ever had scratch. I have some fresh sand that's supposed to be for pool filters, looks sparkly like quartz sand, would that hurt them? It's very fine, but not quite fine enough to go through window screen size mesh.

goofy birds.
Melissa

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