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My coop smells like a Pig Pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GaDawg, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. GaDawg

    GaDawg Songster

    May 16, 2008
    North GA
    We have had rain forever it seems like and my coop smells like a pig pen. We need the rain but I can't stand the smell. Looks like its going to be a wet Christmas around here. Yuck!
  2. gapeachy

    gapeachy Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    yuck here too...in rome....it is humid and misty outside....i worry when the weather does like this because usually something bad happens.....like ice later
  3. GaDawg

    GaDawg Songster

    May 16, 2008
    North GA
    It's so warm here I think I saw a mosquito yesterday....no joke:(
  4. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Hi, I am in NE Al. up on a mountain with 6 hens that are all old enough for laying and I am not getting any eggs, you are fortunate!
    It's rainy here also!
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Have you tried using DE?
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I'm having issues for the first time here. Days and days of rain have made the place a mucky, gross mess. I've changed shavings three times, scoop poop every morning and use DE. Still, I again have an ammonia smell in the coop, which is entirely due to the humidity (well, plus a few more birds in the main coop than should be). All vents and windows are open and I have a small fan blowing air OUT all day long. Still isn't what I like. And Sweet PDZ didn't touch it, either. Rain, rain, go away! And I dont care if we need it, either.
  7. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    crickets are singing here and oh the moisture. I have opened windows in my coop too. Today for the first time I smell some ammonia. It will be colder next week so maybe that will help. I hate to fuss about the rain. We need it but can't it just come and then the sun come out and dry off the top inch of soil.
  8. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Near Wilton Iowa
    Ahhh sounds like you have a flock of the extremely rare oink'nchook aka the pig chicken..... very stinky indeed ... [​IMG]
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Humidity is the reason I do not do the deep litter method. I can not stand the smell. I noticed today for the first time the old coop has a smell to it. Time to clean it out again. The new coop with the sand floor has no smell at all. I really think thats the way to go around here. We have been getting rain as well and now today it was 82. Yuck. Where did winter go. Our duck pen was as slippery as ice when I put them away tonight. No mosquitos here but those sand gnats are really bad .
  10. tinners204

    tinners204 Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    You could be up here in Iowa where we have a winter storm warning. High of 17 today and snow and lots of ice on the way.

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