Hello All. I've been reading a lot lately on BYC on keeping the coop smells under control as well as how to deal with ants and flies. I live in central FL and we've been under heaps of rain lately. As a result, the coop & run have been an absolute mess. A good solution seems to be a combo use of Sweet PDZ & diatomaceous earth. My order of diatomaceous earth arrives tomorrow. I plan on placing that in the cracks and crevices of the coop's "loft" (as I call it) where ants have been up lately to escape the wet ground, as well as in the nesting boxes. In the meantime, I have been able to buy Sweet PDZ locally and it has been helpful in keeping the smells under control. I have been working to muck out the coop also. The concern I have is that my chickens are eating some of the Sweet PDZ. I keep reading that folks use the Sweet PDZ freely in their coops. The Sweet PDZ label states that it is non-toxic but it would make me feel much better to hear from folks on the BYC Forum that it's okay for the chickens to ingest it. Can anyone verify that their chickens also peck and eat at the Sweet PDZ and have no problems? Also, any suggestions on where I should sprinkle the diatomaceous earth when it arrives? Thanks to all.