Wood ash for mites?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sbrown, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. sbrown

    sbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just glanced at an article about mites and it said one remedy was wood ash. I assume just regular ol wood ashes from your fireplace is what it meant. I keep a fire burning alot during winter and usually just dump my ashes in the garden area. I don't have a mite problem but if it helps then I'll just start dumping them in the chicken yard.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes regular wood ash, Adding them to where they dust bath works best.
     
  3. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awsome. I don't think my girls have mites but I'll start putting some in the pen just in case or as a prevention. I'm burning wood every night anyway! Thanks sbrown for bringing this to my attention.
     

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