Fuzzy Stuff Growing in Runs

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BeckyLa, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    My runs get all the midday and late day hot sun, but for nearly a week now it's either cloudy and very humid, temps in the 90's, or it's raining. This morning I noticed fuzzy stuff, mold or mildew?, growing in the pens. First, will this hurt the birds, is it something I should worry about, or is it ok to just leave it knowing that when things start to dry up the sun will kill it?
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I get that if there is food on the ground. It's some type of mold. I've always heard mold is bad for chickens so when that happens to me I shovel it up.
  3. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    Yes, the fuzzy stuff will hurt the birds if they eat much of it.

    Throw some lime or DE over the dirt and turn it under with a pitchfork or rototiller.

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