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Wood ash ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BabyandCotton, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2016
    How do you prepare wood ash for the hens to dust bathe in? Thanks
  2. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2012
    I just mix mine with sand and a little DE and put it in their SPA for dust bathing.

    I think I mix maybe 5parts sand to one part ash

    I also try to only use ash that came from natural wood fires. No pressure treated, no painted or finished wood, no plastics or garbage ash.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I sort of mix mine? Basically just put it in their favourite dusting area and let them at it.
    Mine love Ashes...
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    I also mix mine. I take a bucket of dirt and a bucket of wood ash into their run along with some dried herbs and mix the lot together.

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