absorbent pads

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tav1, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has any one tryed those absorbent pads under the shavings in the coop to soak up the wet stuff.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Bet the chickens would have them for lunch. Sweet PDZ does well. And even if they eat some, is non-toxic.
     
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    A sufficient layer of shavings will 'soak up' the poop just fine, what other 'wet stuff' are you concerned with?
     
  4. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No hens yet. Just preping my self with info till the spring time. Yea thought they would chow down on it.
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Then don't use them. But I do recommend having pellet type PDZ on hand. If you spill water you can place this in the area and mix it with the bedding and it helps dry the area and reduces smells.
     

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