What to do with charcoal grill ashes???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by holliewould, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is off topic but this is a busy forum and I know I'll get some quality answers pretty quickly. I had to clean out my charcoal grill and I have all these ashes and clumps of spent charcoals. Are they good for anything like plants? Maybe the chickens could benefit from them somehow? Use the big chunks in my garden as mulch? Or should I just chuck this in the garbage?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Throw'em in your run or in a pile on the ground, they're good for dust bathing. If you have a base soil-type you could use them to make it more neutral. Ashes are acidic.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I use them in the run in dust baths.
     
  4. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great!!! Since my chickens I've become so much less wasteful. Thanks again!
     
  5. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are also great in the garden or flower bed.
     

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