1. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    I plan to use Lime in my coop for part of my deep litter method. My question is, how effective is it in helping with smell? Also is lime safe for the garden (I want to compost)?

    **Yes I know about DE, but Lime is cheaper and for the moment I have to keep my expenses down [​IMG] **
     
  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Works great and it wont hurt the garden...We put in out in the hay feilds.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Yay! Thank you!![​IMG]
     
  4. Hugerat

    Hugerat Out Of The Brooder

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    From the University of Minnesota

    Liming

    It is normally not necessary to add lime to your compost pile to improve the breakdown of most yard wastes. Finished compost is usually slightly alkaline. If you add lime during the decomposition process, it will probably be too alkaline when completed. If your pile contains large amounts of acidic materials such as pine needles or fruit wastes, you might add lime, but no more than one cup per 25 cubic feet of material. Excessive lime application can lead to loss of nitrogen from the compost pile.

    http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG3899.html
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Be sure to use pelletized lime (Calcium Carbonate), and NOT powdered HYDRATED lime (Calcium Hydroxide)
     

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