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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicklady60, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. chicklady60

    chicklady60 Just Hatched

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    I have a flock of 5. I started with day old chicks in April. Four of the five have started laying a couple of weeks ago, and it's exciting to get eggs. What is the safest and natural way to control odor, without having to clean everyday?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined us. Lots of folks use the deep litter method for order control....some use sand. Even with neither of those, daily cleaning likely isn't necessary. If you have some bedding material on the floor of the coop, a lot of smell is absorbed or neutralized. Best of luck to you. :)
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] So glad you have joined us and congrats on those eggs.

    More info on your coop/run in question and pics could help get you better opines.

    But, I use sand in the coop, run and nests and clean only once a week with no odor issues.

    Odors can be due to inadequate space/ventilation or wet poops.

    PDZ is great for absorbing moisture and reduces the chance of smell problems.
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've heard that Stall-dri for horses works well. I believe it is the same as PDZ - you do need adequate ventilation in the coop so you don't have stagnant,pockets of odor
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    For odor control... use pine shavings and make sure your coop has plenty of ventilation. Also, fewer birds + larger space = less odor as its more spread out. The more condensed the flock, the more odor.
     
  7. chicklady60

    chicklady60 Just Hatched

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    Thank you all. I will get sand today to put on the floor under the pine chips. I am really enjoying having backyard chickens. They are so entertaining.
     
  8. chicklady60

    chicklady60 Just Hatched

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    BTW, what is PDZ?
     
  9. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. Lots of room and PDZ sprinkled over the litter keep odor under control.
     
  10. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comes in a bag, can be purchased at Tractor Supply and other places. Initially sprinkled in horse stalls to control odor, but it can be used in chicken coops as well.
     

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