How Do You Use Ag Lime ????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pirtykitty, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    862
    1
    151
    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I located a 50 lb bag of ag lime this morning. will go get it hopefully a little later today.. I was wondering how to use it.. I want to use it in duck yard and around back yard.. how often do you use it etc..
    thank you
     
  2. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    862
    1
    151
    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    ??????? Anybody????
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    14,108
    24
    311
    Mar 25, 2008
    Virginia
    I just sprinkle my ag. lime all over the ground right before it rains. Then the rain helps it to soak in. Easy peasy! [​IMG]

    Some people also rototill it in, but where my coop and run is, I can't do that because of all the tree roots.
     
  4. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

    335
    1
    132
    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    What is Ag Lime used for?????
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    14,108
    24
    311
    Mar 25, 2008
    Virginia
    Quote:It helps kill the bacteria in the soil and freshens the dirt up so it doesn't smell so bad. It's the same thing they use to mark the lines on baseball fields and is really inexpensive to buy. Just be sure to ask for agricultural lime (it's powder) because the regular lime would be bad, bad for the chickens and their feet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,103
    40
    231
    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    What about watwerfowl ingesting lime since they drill in the dirt so much?
     
  7. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    862
    1
    151
    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    The Bag I found is pelleted .. a 50 lb bag is 12.98.. It's at the organic nursery called organic's Plus..
    haven't been able to locate it any where else
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    14,108
    24
    311
    Mar 25, 2008
    Virginia
    The fact that what you found is at a nursery and in pellet form along with the high price makes me think it's not agricultural lime that you found. I bet it's regular lime which will hurt your chickens. Ag lime is a powder.

    Call your local parks and rec. dept. and ask where they get their lime that they use to mark the baseball fields with. Our local cooperatives sell it here for $3.50 for a 50# bag.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by