Help with smell around the geese pen!!!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by littlehenny, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. littlehenny

    littlehenny Songster

    Jun 10, 2009
    What can I use to help with the smell from the geese, and chickens! The heat is making it ten times worse! Anything, safe out there that works? Thanks
  2. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    I used to keep a lot of sand and gravel around so when you need to wash it, you can use 1/2 c bleach in 2 gallons of water in a sprayer (like the pump and spray for insecticides) then give it a good rinse with a hose. The bleach shouldn't harm them, give the "pool" a good rinse, that is frequently one of the culprits for yuck smell.
    Just make sure you rinse well.
    Good luck!
  3. catnip

    catnip Songster

    Mar 27, 2008
    Get Stall Dry or Sweet PDZ to sprinke around on the gound. Helps with odors and helps fly control as well.
  4. Windchyme

    Windchyme Silkies n Sebs

    Quote:I use that in my pens for chickens and everyone else, works great.
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Wondering about the suggested products being injested by waterfowl that drill and sift thru the soil so much???
  6. BioBob

    BioBob In the Brooder

    May 14, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I have recently discovered two things that helped my odor situation.

    1. DE! (Diatomaceous Earth) I sprinkle it on the poo and it dries out immediately and NO Flies.

    2. I changed feed! Someone on here was discussing DuMor feed (TSC) and how there was so much more poo from it. They were absolutely Spot On! I changed to a layer from a local grain mill and was absolutely amazed at the poo reduction. Less poo, less opportunity for smell, less DE, and fewer pine chips.

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