Wood ashes for coop dust bath

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 5th lake chick, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. 5th lake chick

    5th lake chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere that some of you use wood ashes for hens to dust themselves. Since the ground is covered with snow I have made a corner of their coop for them to dust with. They love it but it is very dusty inside the coop. I'm thinking this can't be good for their lungs Or MINE. My outside run is not covered. any thoughts?
     
  2. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To keep the dust out of the coop you could have them dust in a dog house, of make a leanto and have them dust under that.
     
  3. 5th lake chick

    5th lake chick Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks I'll have to look at what I can set up tomorrow.
     

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