Dust Bath

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arouech, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. arouech

    arouech Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I don't know much about these. I have TONS of wood ash since we burn a lot of fires, but I would like to use it with something I could get around my house outside. I don't really want to use something I'll have to continue buying. Is there something I could use with my wood ash? And what's the ratio to mix?
     
  2. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG]. i wouldnt use the ashes and im bot sure about the ratio mix, i guess its fine. But normally i'd just find a loose patch of soil dig it up and puts it in some box or what you use, or if i have some extra, top soil is great for dust baths,
     
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  3. PraiseGod

    PraiseGod Out Of The Brooder

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    I can be wrong but I've read wood ash is good for adding to dust baths.As long as it's untreated. Not sure there is a specific ratio.
     
  4. ColoRockies

    ColoRockies Out Of The Brooder

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    We just take a shovel and loosen the ground if it gets packed in their run. Usually they run around a half acre so there's always some loose dirt somewhere [​IMG]
     

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