ag lime for a coop floor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sam208, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2009
    I have a 8x12 chicken house with a dirt floor i wish i could keep the dirt floor. but it is just so dusty mostly because the chickens dig holes in the floor.

    so i was wanting to know if i could just put about 2 inches of ag lime down to keep the dirt and the dust were it belongs

    thanks sam
  2. rstampa

    rstampa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Tampa, Florida
    I don't know about putting lime down but most people use Construction or Builders sand. Works great. No mud no dirty chickens and drains quickly. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Lime will burn the chickens feet. Mixed lightly in sand it might be ok but not a floor of it. Ouch!!! Gloria Jean

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