wood ashes for poultry dust baths?

woodrose711March 13, 2010

Ther are a bunch of "remedies" for helping poultry to keep themselves clean and free of parasites. I've heard that wood ashes are good, but wonder if it's too fine and may cause health/breathing issues. I know my hens love dirt baths when they're out. I have plenty of ashes. What are yor thoughts?

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ohioveggies

I mix up a bucket of ashes some sand and use that.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 12:15AM
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sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)

I mix ashes, sand, screened potting soil and a little DE. They love it.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Country DIY Blog

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 9:14AM
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woodrose711

O.K., thanks! Chicken baths on the way!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 2:22PM
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beegood_gw

Had a male and female pheasent come thru my yard with her following dutifully behind. Then she came across some ashes I had thrown out and boy did she love that. He stood there for about 10 minutes waiting while she fluffed around. When she was good and ready away they went.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 5:28PM
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