Parasite treatment and ash

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by epitidios, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi


    I heard that wood ash is a good way to treat the flock for parasites (lices, mites etc). Is this true? Or it is another failed method?


    Thanx a lot in advance
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Pure wood ash from a woodstove has been used for years to deter bugs. I use it in the runs where the girls dust bathe. It is an old remedy from farmers but it does work. When we empty our wood ash from the stove, I let it cool and add to the runs.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Might help a little in controlling numbers but is not going to cure an infestation.
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CMV Flock Mistress

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  7. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx a lot . I will give it a try.
     
  8. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, it is a good idea for a preventative?
     

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