1. My coop is fairly dusty. Not good the the flocks respiratory system.
    I was just wondering if their is any thing I can do to reduce the dust levels? Spray water?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Dusty is better than damp.
    Much of the dust comes from the chickens themselves, so misting the coop would have no real effects
     
  3. yogifink

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    What kind of bedding are you using? I have noticed that my coops with deep litter have zero dust, but the ones I am using straw or shavings in (or a mix of the two) are very dusty.
     
  4. chfite

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    Chickens throw dust into the air when the scratch and bathe themselves. Unless the dust is airborne all the time, I would not be concerned. Chickens are messy animals.

    Mine drink from the dog's bucket when they are out. Daily, I find a layer of fine silt in the bottom from the chickens. This bucket sits in the grass, not close to the dirt.

    Chris
     
  5. O.K, thanks.
    I find that when I turn the material I have to wear a dust mask because it is to hard to breathe.
    But this only happens when I really stir up the material.
    ( I use Lime and DE ).
     
  6. 4 the Birds

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    A lot of dust is always around where there are chickens. I agree that dry is much better than wet and you are wise to wear a dust mask when you stir any bedding material. I always wear one when I am cleaning or adding bedding material/DE.
     
  7. sn0wwhite

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    This is why I switched from DE to sweet PDZ - it's not as fine and floaty when it gets kicked up I find.
     
  8. A HappyHenLover

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    So, the dust doesn't really bother the Birds? Since I have a baby pool of wood ash and dirt for them and they really go at it and stir up the dust.
     
  9. shotzy007

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    I use PDZ powder not granules on the poop bar.. I usually wear a mask when cleaning it, but either the allergies are finally bothering me in Austin Texas, or the dust in the coop is! Any ideas?
     
  10. sn0wwhite

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    Is it ok for the PDZ to end up in the garden?
     

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