So the chickens started to dig dust bath’s too close to the house so we built them a dust bath in their run. I was suprised to see them take to it immediately. They actually have been taking turns using it. Too funny.
To create the dust bath we first cleared a space in the coop about 2’x2′. Then we used 4 old broken window shutters screwed together at the ends and corners to form the border and placed into the coop.
Next we filled in the box with soft dry dirt from the hole our chickens liked to bath in that was too close to our house. We back filled that hole with a dirt mound we had on the property. We also backfilled around the shutters.
Thats how we built ours and it seems to have worked out for the good.