Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sab, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok - so I asked on this forum if it was ok to dump pellet stove ashes in the run for dust bathing... Answer yes. Some said to mix some sand or peat moss in it. I have neither. But I cleaned out my stove this AM and took it out and dumped an Ash bucket full of ashes on top of the straw that's in the run. I dumped some wet but not frozen potting soil on top of it and told the girls to mix it together for me. That's 3 chickens and a duck. Not a big ol flock. I came home tonight and there is not a sign of ashes or potting soil there. What the heck?? Did they eat it??? Where did it go? I kicked the straw around and found nothing. Nothing - nada... no ashes... no soil.... where did it go? Inquiring Minds Want to Know...
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have grit available?
     
  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
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    I guess we will know when every bowel movement they have is followed by a puff of smoke and their eggs taste burnt....


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    Seriously, I don't know but if they seem none the worse for wear, I'd say it's okay...
     
  4. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    I guess we will know when every bowel movement they have is followed by a puff of smoke and their eggs taste burnt....


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    Seriously, I don't know but if they seem none the worse for wear, I'd say it's okay...

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  5. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they have grit.
    I'm wondering if the eggs will come out black....
     
  6. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
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    silly chickens and duck...
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they like the new taste then?
     
  8. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    lol they may have mixed it really well
     

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