lime in the chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by alln7220, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. alln7220

    alln7220 Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2010
    i was wondering about putting lime down in the chicken pen to help with the smell. is this a bad idea? will the chickens get sick? what other options do i have?
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You can try doing a search here on BYC for lime. I haven't used it. I use sweet PDZ. I have also used DE, but you must be very careful not to breathe it in.

    There is a website for sweet PDZ ( and it explains using it for chickens. I purchase it at the feed store.
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Hi, I use Ag grade lime. No problems so far. Erik

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