Using wood ashes for your chickens saves you money. store them (fireplace ash only, not BBQ coals, etc) and when needed, mix 2 parts ash to 1 part sand for the chickens to do their dust bathing. And guess what? It keeps mites away.
Home Farm Ideas: Chicken Dust Bath - WHAT TO FILL IT WITH? soil from your garden. sand to make it a bit more dusty. Wood ash is very harmful to parasites. Just burn some leaves and let the ash cool before adding it:).
Building A Chicken Coop - How to create a safe, comfortable, and easy to clean nesting box in your chicken coop. - Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.
Building A Chicken Coop - Fun way to identify your birds! Charm Leg Bands are enjoyable to see on your feathered friends. - Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.