DE replacement

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazyhen, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Someone said there was a sweet something you could use to help dry up your run and bring down odors. Can anyone remember what it is called? Jean
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it stall dry your thinking of?
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure. They said it was the same as De just another name I think. Thanks Jean
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fossil Shell Flour ?
     
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    thewobsers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think you are thinking of sweet pdz, my friend uses it in her horse stall, but it dries, i dont think it kills insects...
    i know there is more explanation if you do a search on it here.
     
  6. topknot19

    topknot19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet PDZ will neutralize ammonia type odors. It is a granular chemical commonly used in horse stalls to neutralize urine. It will neutralize chicken poop odor as well when it is sprinkled in a coop or run. When sprinkled in my run, the chicks scratch it into the poop and pine straw in the run. It seems to work best for me after a wet spell when the ammonia smell is bad.

    It helps keep down flies by neutralizing the odor but to my knowledge does not have an effect on actually killing flies and their larvae as does DE.

    cheers,
     
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    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks everyone that is what I was hunting. Evidently it is very safe. Jean
     

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