Moldy Chicken Poop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rivers2011, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    My pullets have been living in a tractor for the past few weeks, which we only move around every two days, so there is quite a bit of poop on each section of grass they've been on. It's also been quite wet in my area and today I noticed that there is TONS of mold growing on the chicken poop across the yard. I didn't see it before because it's been raining so much that I try not to be out there for too long. The chickens however had to be out in their covered tractor because we were still building the run.
    Does anyone else have a problem with masses of mold in their yard? And what do you do to get rid of it?
    Thanks!
    ~River
     
  2. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    P.S. Part of the problem is that the moldy area is under a lot of shade, so it doesn't get to dry out quickly.
     
  3. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really really old thread but I'm also curious about this. Today I saw almost a cobweb-like mass of white stuff that I can only assume is mold, growing over a patch where my tractor had been a couple days ago. Is it harmless? I let the chicks out to free range a bit everyday and I'm afraid they might get in it.
     

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