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Backyard flooded. Coop flooded, everythingccame to the surface...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rhino1, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. rhino1

    rhino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got hit with a tropical storm and the back part of my yard, where my coop is, flooded. The coop has never really smelled that bad, but after it was under water for 5 days everything has come to the surface. The chickens are in a different part of the yard now. I just raked in a few bags of ground up lime to help neutralize everything. But I'm not sure it's going to be enough. I was wondering if some mild bleach water mix would help kill anything. Any ideas what I can do to help?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Have you considered seeding it with grass seed ?
     
  3. rhino1

    rhino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have time to wait for it to grow. We have 6 big dogs and we literally have to go out with them every time to make sure they don't try to break in to where the chickens are. It a very thrown together setup
     
  4. rhino1

    rhino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, over night the lime has taken away almost all the smell. It's crazy. I'm going to keep watering it down for the rest of the day an I believe it should be good by this afternoon to put them back in
     
  5. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you use garden lime or caustic lime?
     
  6. rhino1

    rhino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Garden
     
  7. rhino1

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    Garden
     

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