Managing Dust

Dust and chickens go together like macaroni and cheese Flock Owners know their hens produce eggs for the kitchen and manure to make garden vegetables thrive  A less recognized and valued hen byproduct is dust It needs to be managed


According to Dr Susan Lamont, Iowa State University CF Curtis Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, dust comes when chickens shed dead skin and from material shed from the base of the feather shafts It’s called dander Other dust may originate from litter and feed

Dust fluffs off birds, spirals into the coop’s