Well, I don't think I have good ventillation....I'll have to add some more, but can't do anything until this weekend. Supposed to rain till then...one coop is too wet and smells like ammonia, even tho I'm turning under the roost every other day and leaving the door open as soon as they are done laying in the morning. I've added canning scraps, corn stalks, pine needle and leaves.
Do u think I should just clean it all out and start over? The good thing is that their roost is next to the door that has most of the ventillation and they are fine, no changes in anything with them.
Soooo....what do u think?
No, I don't think you need to clean it out and start over. Just stop turning it every day unless it's just to barely flip the manure under the roosts into the bedding below or flip a little dry bedding onto the night's deposits. Just lay a nice layer of dry over the too moist bedding and increase ventilation at the floor level....good air in the bottom, moves the humidity up and out the ventilation up above. Can't ever have TOO much ventilation, only too little.
I'd not add wood shavings...they don't absorb and they take forever to compost. They will just add to the ammonia. You can, however, add a light application of sweet lime to your DL to absorb moisture and improve smell, but, ultimately it will come down to ventilation....particularly at the floor level.