what's good for dust baths?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tara2, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. tara2

    tara2 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    2
    41
    Nov 13, 2014
    C&T Tiny Farm
    The ashe from your fireplace is it good for dust baths?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    13,839
    2,706
    416
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I dump the cooled ashes from the woodstove in a corner of the coop. I use the deep litter method, so the birds work them right in and I'm not so worried about them inhaling ash.I've always heard the ashes are good deterrent for external parasites...I've never had a problem.
     
  4. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    294
    29
    98
    Jan 10, 2015
    Massachusetts
    Diatomaceous earth is good for that!
     
  5. tara2

    tara2 Out Of The Brooder

    34
    2
    41
    Nov 13, 2014
    C&T Tiny Farm
    whats deep litter method? it floods here sometimes and im mainly talking in the winter becuz the ground it frozen or muddy..
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Do a search here on deep litter method....it's basically where you pile decomposable material as your bedding in the coop and run it similar to an ongoing compost pile.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by