Is Lime safe for ducks??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamaof2wi, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. mamaof2wi

    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2016
    West Central Wisconsin
    Is barn Lime safe for ducks? I am thinking of sprinkling it in pen to neutralize order.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I use barn lime it says it contains no caustic ingredients stir it in well and be sure to use it when the flock isn't inside . it's dusty.
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  3. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2013
    I used lime to preven hoof rot in sheep and goats and it does have the ability to burn through soft hooves when wet, especially if it clumps as it left small craters in the bottom of their feet. I would be careful using it on wet duck feet based on that experience.
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  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I have found chopped oak leaves do a great job of neutralizing odor around the swim pans.

    There is also Sweet PDZ that is supposed to reduce the formation of ammonia.
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