Wood ash


11 Years
Oct 16, 2010
Yes, wood ash. As it works to deter bugs on your garden plants, it's not just a soil amendment but method for insect control, it also deters lice and mites from getting on your birds. I need to set up another bin of the stuff for our birds. They ate all of the last bin. At an rate people add it to existing dust bathing areas or set up a bin. It would be just like using DE except it's free. I don't add anything else to it. Just put pure wood ash in a basin large enough for several birds to bath in at a time. That's it. My bin is an old metal wash basin. Others have used old tires and such. I like the tire idea, fill it with sand and ash or all ash.

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