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  1. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've finally had some rain here and it blew sideways. Their feeder got wet and I cleaned it out and put in fresh feed. But they were really messy eaters and there was chicken feed on the ground. I now have flies. [​IMG] It smells sour out there. I took a shovel and turned the soil. Will that do the trick do you think? Or do I need to get some DE? [​IMG] Their feeder is in the run, but the run is covered.

    I have since hung their feeder a little higher so hopefully they won't be quite as messy. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
     
  2. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nothing more stinky than wet feed.... especially grower feed. Best thing to do is spread it out and get it as dry as possible.
     
  3. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Keara, that's what I thought too. And yeah, it does smell gross. Blech! Should I hang fly strips for the flies or get DE? I'm afraid that if I sprinkle DE it'll be a waste with the wet ground. But what do I know? That's why I read BYC [​IMG]
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Try some sweet PDZ or Stall-Dry. I sprinkle it around after rain blows into the coops. It really helps to cut the odor and dry things a little.
     
  5. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2. I don't know how I ever made it without Stall Dry! I put some down, turn it in, then put some more on the surface. If you don't have it on hand or can't get it, though, wood ashes turned in will also help cut down the odor.
     

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