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How often do you change your PDZ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by candr01, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. candr01

    candr01 In the Brooder

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    I have a small 4'x4' coop with attached 4'x8' run. Since the coop is so small I use PDZ on the whole floor of the coop - makes poop-scoopin' a breeze! I have just 2 girls in my coop.

    I've used the same PDZ for about 6 months now. It still seems fine but I imagine at some point it's efficacy will fall and it will need to be replaced. I use sand in the outside run so thought to just sweep the used PDZ into the run and add 2 or 3 new bags to the coop. Just wondering how long people keep their PDZ before replacing it? 6 months? A year? Longer?

    Loooove using PDZ. Makes the whole chicken thing sooo much easier. Thanks for the tip, BYC peeps!
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

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    I would think so long as there's no odor, it's still working.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    When it starts to stink.
     
  4. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chirping

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    Theoretically, PDZ can be washed and reused, though we've never tried that. We go with the "your nose knows" approach. We're big fans of PDZ
     
  5. I wouldn't use it. See the material safety data sheet. If it was on a poop board and they do not peck around on it or walk on it and the coop is well ventilated then maybe it would not be a problem.

    http://shop.2farm.com/pdf/msds/A0001050.pdf
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    I used it in my large coop for one year, and I never changed it. I would buy a new bag or two every 10 days or so, and just add it to the top. It always smelled clean. After trying it, I found that my coop was too large, and I went back to pine shavings on the floor. I would recommend it for any smaller coops.
     

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