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Dusting your chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by miss jay's mama, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. miss jay's mama

    miss jay's mama In the Brooder

    Sep 9, 2008
    northeast PA
    In the winter (I live in NE Pa) I was planning on providing my chickens with a pan to dust themselves in. Can I use the ashes from my wood stove?? Any other suggestions??

  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've heard ashes are wonderful for dust baths. I've seen posts on here where people mix them with sand and diatomaceous earth, and it keeps them free of mites and lice. I'm planning on fixing up a dust bath in an old tire for my birds with that mixture.

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