Ashes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sab, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just cleaned out my pellet stove and have a small container of wood ash. Should I dump it in the compost bin or dump it in the run for the girls to wallow in?? I think I read somewhere that wood ash was good for dust bathing but I might be wrong.
     
  2. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read they like to bathe in it too.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Mix it with sand, or peat moss. They'll love it as dust-bathing material.
     
  4. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it's ash from good clean wood is the only way I would use it for chickens, my DH gets wood scraps from home construction sites and it is usually varnished or stained. He puts that in the garage wood stove I don't like the smell and wouldn't give those ashes to my ladies! I won't even put it in the compost, maybe I'm over reacting? I don't think so.[​IMG] Those ashes go out where the chickens aren't allowed to go.
     

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