My coop area smells

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aerenson, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. aerenson

    aerenson Hatching

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    I have a coop and a little fenced in area around it to allow for free ranging. The problem I am experiencing is that the area really smells. Is there something I can put down that will minimize the smell without hurting the hens?

    Thanks for suggestions.
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    Maybe lime - or, you can turn it over then spread lime
     
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  5. aerenson

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    Thanks for the helpful suggestions. I am in the Northeast, so it has been extremely wet lately. As soon as it dries out I will turn and lime the area.
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

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    As soon as it dries out I will turn and lime the area.

    There's no need to wait.

    Just spread some AG lime (Calcium Carbonate) on top and let the chickens work it in for you.

    Don't use Hydrated Lime. (Calcium Hydroxide)​
     

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