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Can I use powdered lime to whitewash the coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rogerf, May 4, 2009.

  1. rogerf

    rogerf Chirping

    Apr 27, 2009
    Can I use Powdered garden lime to whitewash the coop and dust the boxes with?

  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    My understanding from other posts is NO NO NO. The lime will burn the chickens feet and such. You are better off to use food grade diatomicious earth if you are trying to rid smell and pests. Why are you looking to clean out your coop and dust it? That could turn up some better answers for you.
  3. scogind

    scogind In the Brooder

    Dec 29, 2008
    You can use it on the walls, just not where they walk, set or roost. You can use wood ashes and "pelletized lime" for livestock on the floors/ground. I use ashes all the time, cuts down on the smell and flies during the wetter months. Shake it onto the ground and throw a little straw on top and the chickens will work it in. I use old motor oil on the roosts. Pour it on an old rag and rub it in.

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