1. River Runner

    River Runner Hatching

    Nov 23, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Is it safe to put lime in the chicken run? Someone told me it would keep the smell down but I was worried that it would hurt my chickens.

  2. wormy270

    wormy270 In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2009
    Im not sure about the lime, but Ive found that if I do a quick poop scoop everyday in the run I have no smell. I covered my run with rock screenings from the local rock quarry and I just scoop up the poop daily and it works great. But I only have 7 chickens right now.
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I put pelletized lime in my coop whenever I notice a smell. I did it this morning.

    The pelletized is slightly more expensive but it is not dusty -- no white footprints, no clouds of lime dust for me and the birds to breathe. I swear by it.

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