marilyn2

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marilyn2, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. marilyn2

    marilyn2 New Egg

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    My chicken yard has a moldy smell. What should I do. I am fairly new to having chickens. The chickens seem to be messy with their water.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, marilyn2, and :welcome. Happy you joined us. If the grounds around where they drink or where you fill their waterers is always wet and gets stinky, you can rotate it to drier spots periodically. Another solution is perhaps putting down a layer of sand around the watering area. This will allow for less standing water and hopefully less smell. Here's an article from the Learning Center (brown tab above) that talks about dealing with a muddy run. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-fix-a-muddy-run-chicken-coop
    Good luck to you and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! You already got some great advice, so I just wanted to say thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community. Nipple drinkers are something that you may wish to consider - certainly make less mess.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. marilyn2

    marilyn2 New Egg

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    Thank you
     
  7. marilyn2

    marilyn2 New Egg

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    Thanks for the information
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I also would suggest the nipple water jugs. Some chickens get the hang of it right away. Also keeps the water clean
     
  9. marilyn2

    marilyn2 New Egg

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    Thanks I will check into the nipple waterers
     

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