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Backyard flooded. Coop flooded, everythingccame to the surface...

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We got hit with a tropical storm and the back part of my yard, where my coop is, flooded. The coop has never really smelled that bad, but after it was under water for 5 days everything has come to the surface. The chickens are in a different part of the yard now. I just raked in a few bags of ground up lime to help neutralize everything. But I'm not sure it's going to be enough. I was wondering if some mild bleach water mix would help kill anything. Any ideas what I can do to help?
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Have you considered seeding it with grass seed ?

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I don't have time to wait for it to grow. We have 6 big dogs and we literally have to go out with them every time to make sure they don't try to break in to where the chickens are. It a very thrown together setup
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Wow, over night the lime has taken away almost all the smell. It's crazy. I'm going to keep watering it down for the rest of the day an I believe it should be good by this afternoon to put them back in
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Did you use garden lime or caustic lime?
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Garden
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Did you use garden lime or caustic lime?

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