Lime in broiler pens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Pine Roost, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Pine Roost

    Pine Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As the weather gets warmer, the smells get stronger. Yes, I clean out my pens on a regular basis....but that doesn't help a ton with the smell. My question: Is Hydrated Lime safe to put in the pens with chickens? I have been told by a few people that it will not hurt them at all, and help tremendously with smell....what do yall say?
     
  2. TheChickInn

    TheChickInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using PDZ ( the horse stall refresher) for several years now without any problems. I like to use it on the floor of my coop but especially like to use it in the brooder where it needs to stay warmer- therefore, more odors. It is all natural, so no need to worry if some gets accidentally ingested by chicks.
     
  3. TheChickInn

    TheChickInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more thing......make sure your coop has enough ventilation. Often this is the biggest culprit for having coop odor. :)
     
  4. Pine Roost

    Pine Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I've seen sweet PDZ, but I have a lot of hydrated lime, so I need to know if it's safe to use it in a pen. It's it very well ventilated.
    Anyone know?
     
  5. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    Google it. Hydrated lime in chicken coops. Works well. [​IMG]
     
  6. Pine Roost

    Pine Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see that it could burn their feet if it gets wet. That could be a problem..
     

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