Wood ashes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ClareScifi, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    What is the reason for putting wood ashes in a chickens' dust bath? Do they help control mites, or is it lice they help kill?

    And where can I buy wood ashes?
  2. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    Heck if you lived down the street, I wold share some with you:) We use a wood burner all wiinter. I have lots,and will be saving them now! LOL
  3. MedfordChick

    MedfordChick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2010
    As far as I know wood ashes or diatomaceous earth are used to prevent parasites from infesting your birds, including mites and lice. I've never heard of anyone selling it, but maybe you would have luck finding it in the gardening section since people use wood for garden fertilizer. It isn't possible for you to burn some wood of your own?

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