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My Chickens Stink!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 10 pollos, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. 10 pollos

    10 pollos Out Of The Brooder

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    I Have 8 Chickens In A 15x10 Coop. They Only Stay In There At Night And During The Day They Run Around In What Was A Small Vegetable Garden About 12x25 They Have Totally Destroyed The Garden There Is Nothing But Dirt.i Feed Them Regular Lay Pellets And Greens. I Clean The Coop About Every Other Day And Clean The Yard About Once A Week. It Rained Here Last Week And Now The Yard Stinks. These Girls Are Poop Machines. They Are Fantastic Chickens I Get An Egg A Day And Sometimes Two From Each Of Them But It Is Starting To Really Stink And Im Afraid My Nieghbors Will Start To Complain. Is There Some Sort Of Soap Or Somethink I Could Hose The Coop Down With That Would Help?
     
  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tractor Supply has Sweet PDZ. That helps dry the coop & eliminate odors.
     
  3. spammy

    spammy Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a small exhaust fan in the upper corner of the coop. When I change
    the wood shavings that are used for litter, I remove the old and spinkle a box of baking soda on the bare floor before adding the new shavings.
     
  4. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baking soda? great idea!
     
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I scrub all the roost and sometimes the walls with clorox water and dry them. I sprinkle on a bit of Sweet PDZ. That stuff is great. I have like a dropping hammock under the roost with some shavings in it so the poo does not go on the floor. When i feed up of a morning I sprinkle pdz on the last nights poo. No odor. I change it out each wk. Gloria Jean
     
  6. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever since I started using the DE it doesn't smell hardly at all. I just sprinkle it around in the coop and in with the pine shavings, the clean up is alot easier too. Now that it's colder I only completely clean the coop once a week, I add more shavings and the DE in the middle of the week.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009
  7. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poo poo hammock- Thats awesome, I think I will go add that today! What is it made of?
     
  8. They Call Me Pete

    They Call Me Pete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are chickens after all and they tend to smell but I did grow up on my grandfathers 30k+ pheasant farm so maybe I'm immune to the smell
     
  9. Laney

    Laney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You just need goats! I have my chickens in the 4 acre South West pasture with that goats! I'm telling you I never smell a single chicken ever. I only clean out the chicken coop when I get too much goat poop in there.

    Laney
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