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I have compost in dust bath but ground is so wet it never dries, can I mix in sand? And play sand? Seems to be conflicting opinions about sand in dust bath as in toxic oR not toxic, good for skin or bad for skin...

They use bath a lot so now have permanently damp chests....!

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It doesn’t really matter what they have in their dustbath, but it does matter if it’s dry. Best to make sure the dustbath is in a dry sheltered spot. That way the compost will dry out and make fine dustbath material.

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We've used play sand for chick bedding, so we know it's safe, but it will still absorb damp from the ground. Only thing I can suggest is a deep tray for the bath. We have some here which are used for potting seedlings, so try a garden centre for one.

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Sand is fine. But if the damp is coming up through the ground can you use some kind of container? I have the largest trug tub in a big tyre.

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