Hello and Help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lost cowboy, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. lost cowboy

    lost cowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Checkin' in from Southeast Texas. I have three Rhode Island Reds, and with the recent rains, the pen got muddy. Duh! Well, now I detect an ordor that is not pleasant. Duh! again

    Anyone know what I can do to eliminate this? Is it safe to spread lime in the chicken pen? I don't want my neighbors getting this aroma. Thanks all for your help. Glad to be with Backyard Chickens.
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would spread some lime and cover with sand. [​IMG]
     
  3. lost cowboy

    lost cowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for that. I just didn't know if the lime would be good for the hens or the eggs. Covering with sand sound like a good idea. I'll do that and let you know.
    Thanks again.
     
  4. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    A lot of people use sand in there runs to keep down mud, I use a local product it's like sand with small gravel in it, it is mined locally and I get a dump truck load with delivery for $125.00 with the small gravel in it they eat as grit. I use pine chips inside the coop some people on here use sand inside also.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I agree with the sand advice.
     
  7. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome!
     
  8. lost cowboy

    lost cowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for that. I have gotten good advice from ya'll. I like this sight.
     
  9. lost cowboy

    lost cowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, glad to be here.
     

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