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  1. River Runner

    River Runner New Egg

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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