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wood ash, is that safe?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rosegal, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone was asking about this on another list. I have a lot of this, but I don't think it sounds like a good idea.[​IMG]
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I used to use wood ashes out in their run for them to dust bathe in. It worked as far as keeping them mite and lice free.

    I'd still use it if we had room for a woodstove.


    Hope this helps!


    Dawn

    Edited for spelling.
     
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  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I use ash from fireplace for the run. They love it. Just don't pick them up for awhile:lau
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yes, wood ash from wood burning stoves. Only wood burning tho no plastics or paper added. Good for them to dust in to help keep the buggies away.

    We always take a bucket or two out to the runs after they have cooled for the chickens to dust in during woodstove burning season.
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wood Ash from the burning of wood - nothing else - is excellent for the birds to dust bathe in. It helps to keep them free of mites and lice.
     
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  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    What a great thing to learn here! We use a firplace all winter and have ashes up to our ashes!

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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  7. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I highly recommend it. Do not burn trash paneling or plywood though. Only natural wood.
     
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  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Nothing but hardwoods in my fireplace!

    BTW rosegal, [​IMG]
     
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  9. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    They love ashes!

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  10. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep a cat litter box with woodstove ashes in it for my chickens to dust bath in.
     
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