ground lemon/orange rind?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mirandamommy, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. mirandamommy

    mirandamommy Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard that grinding citrus rinds with a food processor and then sprinkling that with the pine shavings helps to neutrolize the odor. I read on this site that they shouldn't be fed citrus, but is this way acceptable?
     
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    mirandamommy Out Of The Brooder

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    BTW, my chicks are 6 weeks old.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I'd never heard of this before...

    I just add food grade DE to the coop occasionally to help dry out the pooh...no smell at all which always surprises visitors. "Oh, you have chickens...sniff, sniff, sniff...wow, I can't smell them". [​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  4. mirandamommy

    mirandamommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Where do I look for that? Garden supply? Tractor supply?
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Look at the food grade DE link that's in my signature ^, I'm putting together a section right now that has links where you can buy it. We get ours locally through Custom Milling as the co-op, feed stores and TSC have never heard of food grade DE before.

    Some feed stores carry Sweet PDZ or Stall Dry that also help eliminate odors.

    Dawn
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another product is called 'Stable Boy'and can be used for all livestock

    See my link below for a pic...[​IMG]
     

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