Dust in hen house.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenwhisper2, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. chickenwhisper2

    chickenwhisper2 In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2011
    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?
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    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
  3. msteresaann

    msteresaann Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    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?
  5. chickenwhisper2

    chickenwhisper2 In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2011
    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.

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