dustbathing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jasarmj7, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. jasarmj7

    jasarmj7 New Egg

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    Is there a commercial dust bathing product available? If not where do I find wood ash.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!

    I know some folks mix DE in with their dirt for the chickens to dustbathe in.

    I think if we didn't have plenty of dirt for my chickens to bathe in, I'd buy a large bag of plain potting soil.
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love old mulch!
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a fireplace? If so, when it gets nice and cold this fall, just throw a log on the fire, let it burn down to ashes, then sweep the cooled ashes into a pan. Voila, wood ash.

    You could also do the same outside by fashioning a fire pit. Just use real wood, not those fake fireplace logs.
     
  5. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
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    Mine just use dirt. They're always digging under the shade of my shrubs, where the ground is soft. they'll dig right down through the mulch.
     

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