LIme in Coop? - good or bad idea?

**1Marie!!

Hatching
8 Years
Sep 6, 2011
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Have a brand new coop - waterproofed it, have straw which will go in before hens arrive! Someone told me it is good to sprinkle lime arouind inside of coop. Good, or bad idea?
 

BlackBart

Songster
10 Years
Mar 29, 2009
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We've done it for as long as I can remember and before that. We also sprinkle it on the manure piles between layers.
IMO works much better than DE and it neutralizes the PH.
 

**1Marie!!

Hatching
8 Years
Sep 6, 2011
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Thanks much - on way to Home Depo to buy some Lime! A farmer from Minn told me this, and figures he'd be right! : )
 

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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I use food grade DE and pine chips inside the coop. It's very easy to clean and my coop has no bugs or any odor. I do clean up the poop daily.
 

jerseygirl1

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 20, 2009
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The thing I found out about straw is that it will really add a lot of dirt to the coop and when it gets wet, it is just a mess - I would do the shavings - lime dries it up, but not all that much
 

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