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Does sweet PDZ affect composting

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nuchickontheblock, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. I've been using sweet PDZ mixed with some shavings on the poop board and sprinkle some occasionally in the bedding on the floor of the coop. It's awesome with no smell and the poop is a breeze to clean as it dries up well.
    When we clean the usual 2 minute daily coop maintenance cleaning and especially when we do our big 2x/year clean sweep/wash down in the coop, we take the shavings/poop and assorted whatever that is mixed into it (including the PDZ) gets spread under large trees as compost.

    Does the PDZ affect it? Anything in it that would harm the plants?

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I used to use it too and threw it everywhere around plants. No ill effects. I have read that it is OK in the garden.

    this addresses it at the bottom
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  3. escape

    escape In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2013
    I use it in my horse stalls and plan on using it in the coop. I've always dumped it on the compost pile and use the compost all over - including around newly planted trees and in the garden. Never had a problem.
  4. Great! Thanks for the quick responses. [​IMG]
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    PDZ is zeolite. From what I've read it will absorb ammonia, to reduce smell in bedding, then slowly release it as nitrogen usable to plants.
  6. Best of both worlds - sweet coop and robust plants!

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