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Wood ash.
« on: November 11, 2018, 16:17 »
 Tis the season for using the woodburner. Could I use the ash to put in areas where hens dust bathe. We only use wood with nails or tacks. Thanks

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Re: Wood ash.
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 21:00 »
I've not tried it, but ash is so fine and flies about so easily, I would be worried about them breathing it in tbh. 

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Re: Wood ash.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 22:03 »
Sooty loves dust bathing in ash, I try to pick put the nails.

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Re: Wood ash.
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 00:15 »
Easy way to get the nails out - a magnet. You can buy them cheaply enough on Ebay. Just drag it through the ashes.
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Re: Wood ash.
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 15:52 »
John your a wealth of information because I was going to say that we have a log burner and we don't burn anything but wood some tree wood and some reclaimed timber with many nails I firstly sieve the ash then use my old magnet I got out of an old radio to remove the nails because tractor tyres and nails don't really mix

after sorting the ash I bag it and it goes down the allotments mainly for my onion beds



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