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post #11 of 17
Yep it's good stuff! And yes the old charcoal from your fire is good for them too! It helps their poop not smell so bad and is good for digestion. Also it's good for dust bathing! Make sure it's natural wood ash and NOT charcoal brikettes or anything made for grilling!

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #12 of 17
Might have to save some ashes from our fireplace. We only burn hardwood, would that be ok?
post #13 of 17
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Might have to save some ashes from our fireplace. We only burn hardwood, would that be ok?
Yes, perfect!

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #14 of 17

Two of my neighbors lets me take their fall leaves, grass clippings and garden trimmings.
One saves their newspapers for me.

I just tore out my tomato plants.

I have a bucket that we throw all of our compostable food scraps into.

All of this gets put through my chipper/shredder and dumped into the coop.

I don't even have to spread it out.

I just dump the piles and by the next day it is all spread out from their scratching.

I call my flock our Avian Compost Machine. A neat byproduct are fresh eggs.

post #15 of 17
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Two of my neighbors lets me take their fall leaves, grass clippings and garden trimmings.
One saves their newspapers for me.

I just tore out my tomato plants.

I have a bucket that we throw all of our compostable food scraps into.

All of this gets put through my chipper/shredder and dumped into the coop.

I don't even have to spread it out.

I just dump the piles and by the next day it is all spread out from their scratching.

I call my flock our Avian Compost Machine. A neat byproduct are fresh eggs.


I let my chickens free range for a couple a days and 3 of my small tomato plants were eaten to the stock, the big tomato plants are strung up and that's what saved those plants

post #16 of 17

every thing the chickens can reach is trimmed, bald

post #17 of 17

Same here.

I enjoy watching mine hop up once all of the low hanging fruit has been "harvested". 

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