Ashes for the chickens

Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: len382002 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:23 pm

So, I've seen the discussion about stoker ashes on the garden. I was wandering if it will hurt to put ashes in the chicken yard. It has been so cold and snowy there really is nothing for the chickens to pick at and I know they need "grit" My mother always did this and it never seemed to hurt anything.
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:51 pm

Your Mom did it and you are still alive. I would bet there is a good chance your Mom's MOM did the same as well. You don't have a 3rd eye or arm growing do you? No? Then spead some ash for those birds! :D WOO HOO COAL ASH FOR EVERYONE!! :lol:
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:12 pm

Your mom needed grit to pick at?!?!?!?!? :shock:











So sorry....cabin fever has set in and I couldnt resist!! :lol:
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:18 pm

I don't think Perdue Chicken has enough birds to make a dent in the ash I'm making this year! :shock: I fully intend on dumping hot ash, right out of the ash tub right on the driveway for the next 72 hours so no one eat the gray snow!!! Send the chickens though. I have a flock of 12-16 wild turkeys that frequent the yard,....maybe they'll take some ash off my hands :idea:
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:22 pm

titleist1 wrote:Your mom needed grit to pick at?!?!?!?!?


:D :P Now that is FUNNY!! Unless you be talking about my MOM?! :mad: :lol:
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:56 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:
titleist1 wrote:Your mom needed grit to pick at?!?!?!?!?


:D :P Now that is FUNNY!! Unless you be talking about my MOM?! :mad: :lol:



i feel like i should do like Larry the Cable Guy and add....dear lord i am so sorry for that last joke right there....... :oops:
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:01 pm

That about covers it OD :)
ONEDOLLAR wrote:Your Mom did it and you are still alive. I would bet there is a good chance your Mom's MOM did the same as well. You don't have a 3rd eye or arm growing do you? No? Then spead some ash for those birds! :D WOO HOO COAL ASH FOR EVERYONE!! :lol:
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: ntp71 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:18 pm

When I was younger we used to put Ashes in the Pigeon coop. Didn't seem to bother the birds at all, and made it easy to rake up the poop.
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:44 pm

freind of mine use my ash for chickens,turkey,geina and they seem fine
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:02 pm

Maybe that's where "eat my grit" came from. :) For some reason I can't think of the show.
The Carol Barnett Show.
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:16 pm

samhill wrote:Maybe that's where "eat my grit" came from. :) For some reason I can't think of the show.


Flo is the one who said it.

Valerie Harper starred in it.

One Day at a Time
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:25 pm

Kiss my grits
Flo (Polly Holiday)
Alice TV show
Linda Lavin played Alice.
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Re: Ashes for the chickens

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:28 pm

OK, just could not think of it, must be well anyhow it sure is cold. :?
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