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I use the "stall Dry" as you call it in all my coops and even in my open pens when I use straw and a footing and sand in the poop yards....


The stuff says on the bag it is a natural product and will not hurt animals, birds, or even people, so I am assuming it is quite safe for use


around the barnyard.....around here at the local feed store it is about $12.00 for a 40 or 50 pound bag.   It is a white powder, quite fine, with


no apparent smell until it gets close to urnine or moisture.   When it does, it seems to neutralize the aroma of ammonia....stuff is neet and


really works around my poultry pens.............1/2  bag will pretty well take care of a 10 x 20 pen for a week, if you clean on a weekly basis....


All questions can be answered by just reading on the back of the bag.............................................just                      (zip)

post #132 of 134

Question I have some meat chickens leg horns white boy do they stink they were each given a shot when born gave medicated food then stopped started starter grower gave vitamins

 and even de wormer they still stink can dry stall be put on the runs and it not cause a problem for the chickens

post #133 of 134

thank you I am going out to get some and I will sprinkle in the run if you say it doesn't hurt the birds.It was getting hard to feed them because of the smell and I don't want to offend my neighbors lol

post #134 of 134

I was told about stall dry at our local co-op, seattle farm coop and then read about it here.  having recently begun trying to raise meat birds I was quickly challenged by the sheer volume of poop that fast growing broilers like cornish X produce.  the amonia became evident quickly and the birds got pretty messy, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and worried that the smell might turn into a neighbor complaint to the city.  I was going through a lot of pine shavings and starting to worry about the cost and that the ratio of wood to poop would necessitate changing out the bedding before there was enough poop to break down the wood shavings into a useful fertilizer.   I started sprinkling this magical mixture on the pine shavings and it almost immediately started locking up the amonia and drying out the shavings.  this made it possible to simply turn over the shavings and sprinkle on some more without having to replace them very often.  I'm now trying to compost my first round.  I added quite a bit of water to the mix to get the microbes going.  In any case, this stuff is by fare worth the cost and is the gift that keeps on giving, dramatically reducing the need for costly pine shavings while presumably resulting in great compost for the garden, closing the nutrient loop. I'll report back on how the composting goes.  

Edited by Birdinhand - 5/25/16 at 11:17am
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