Dust in hen house.

chickenwhisper2

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
10
0
22
One of my chicken books states that..."To settle the dust in the hen house with a dirt floor." Spray the dirt with a solution of water and oil using a pump sprayer. However, it doesn't tell me what type of oil to use or how much oil to mix with a gal. of water. Does anyone in the forum have knowledge of using this oil spray solution in the hen house? Would it harm the chickens in any way or would it be better for the hen house to remain dusty?
 

mississippifarmboy

collects slightly damaged strays
12 Years
Oct 22, 2008
4,904
403
361
Glen, Mississippi. 40+ chicken years
I wouldn't spray mine with any type oil. Our's is dusty, but it's not a big deal to us. I just live with it. I have more problems keeping things dry. We have dirt floors but they are covered with pine shavings that we clean out a couple of times a year. Do a search here for the "deep litter" method to see how we handle ours.
Good luck
 

WoodlandWoman

Crowing
12 Years
May 8, 2007
5,717
80
283
Wisconsin
Does your hen house have a plain dirt floor and no litter? Is that why it's so dusty? Or does it have litter on the floor and it's just too dry?
 

chickenwhisper2

In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
10
0
22
The hen house has a dirt floor. I've just started putting shavings in it so there is not a heavy build up collected. It's just dry.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom