Dusting box question
I made the chickens a great dusting box (or so I thought) but I don't think they use it. They prefer to dig holes in the yard and use those instead. Some are dusting in the wood shavings I put on the floor of the house. I put the dusting box inside the coop to keep it dry and put in sifted dust from outside, some fine sand, wood ash and DE. I want them to use what I have made with the DE. They lay in these holes they have dug in the yard and nap too. It's fairly sandy soil. One dug a hole, and insisted on laying in it, right in front of the coop door where the other gals had to step on her to get outside. (I think I'm going to put something over that one to prevent that.)
Should I move the dusting box that I made outside or put some of the DE and wood ash in the holes they are using?