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Would "yard odor eliminator" spray be safe to use around chickens?

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This product http://www.revivalanimal.com/Yard-Odor-Eliminator.html

Active ingredients: Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride

 

The instructions say it is safe for pets once dry but I know birds are extra sensitive to things and chickens will actually eat grass and other things it comes into direct contact with.

 

My sister got it to use in her dog run and I want to be sure it is safe for my free range chickens, if it turns out to be 100% safe for chickens once dry then I will use it in my (well ventilated) coop and chicken run.

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Best to use garden lime. It's what is used in outhouses to keep odors down.

Chickens eat vegetation. I definitely wouldn't be comfortable using chemical sprays.

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Are you just using it on your grass? You need to get to the root of why you have odors and where they are.  

We used this Sweet PDZ in our brooder because it helps the poop & shavings compost a bit faster, and then you can just dump it into your compost bin when you are cleaning it out.

https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-World-Pet-Deodorizer-3-5/dp/B00IDHW0AA/ref=pd_sim_199_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51blIMwIV7L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR113%2C160_&refRID=4SA19KY6DV4662AWCABM

 

Sand also seems to be the newest trend in keeping things tidy, you can use it in your coop and just scoop out the poop a couple times a week if you only have a few birds.  

 

If free range bird poop is making your whole yard stink, you have a problem.  I would look into their food, and figure out what is going in the front end that is making the end product so terrible.  Too many treats/scratch? Too much people food?  Are they eating something out of your yard that is making their poo stink?  

All of our birds free range, and we even had 100 cornish X free ranging very close to our house and it never stunk. Not in the yard at least (The brooder for 3 weeks is usually our problem, but the Sweet PDZ for composting realllllly helps! We also deep bed, and stir it every day)

We raise broilers in the spring & Turkeys in the summer/fall. We also have dominiques, Easter Eggers, silkies, barnyard specials, red sex links, silver laced wyandottes, buff orpingtons, light brahmas, blue cochin, & polish. All loved by a toddler & brindle boxer. 4 generations on one farm 😊 We have a couple cows and two pigs, too!
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We raise broilers in the spring & Turkeys in the summer/fall. We also have dominiques, Easter Eggers, silkies, barnyard specials, red sex links, silver laced wyandottes, buff orpingtons, light brahmas, blue cochin, & polish. All loved by a toddler & brindle boxer. 4 generations on one farm 😊 We have a couple cows and two pigs, too!
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