1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    So, it warmed up here in the Frozen North to a whopping 30 degrees F over this past weekend. This was a mixed blessing... the chooks got some outside time, but the coop thawed slightly... and now it reeks in there... but its cooling off again fast and I dont fancy shovelling the coop out in 10 degrees. So, what can I use to control the smell that is safe for the birds until its warm enough for me to get out there and clean it out?
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:An oxygen mask...
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Sounds like you need LOTS of pine shavings. (maybe some inscense too)
     
  4. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use StallDry with pretty good success. It's usually sold along with horse items, as it's original purpose is for freshening stalls I suppose. It's made using clay and Diatomaceous Earth. I've read of others here on BYC using it as well with good results.
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

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    Quote:In keeping with Birdaholic's suggestion, just keep piling a layer of pine shavings each day to cover each day's worth of poo?
     
  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Agricultural lime--works like a charm!!
     
  7. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    I can relate..we are up to 50s..had 24 hrs. of steady rain..what a stinking mess..I think sand is going to be my plan this weekend..in the run..the house ?..I'm afraid if I keep adding shavings and they keep adding clay/mud..I will never get it out!!....but i did get my first egg of this year today!!..beautiful blue/green..after 3-4 mo.s of nothing!
     
  8. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use the DLM method, deep litter method, if u look it up on here u will prob. find it.

    Also at TSC they have air freshener spray that is animal safe, but its a *little* pricy.
     
  9. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where do you get that. Is it sold as ag lime or under a brand name?
     
  10. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    We use Oyster shell flour, about $5 per 50# bag at the feed store, $10 at the Organic garden store... same stuff.
    And ventilation when it's warm enough.
    Wish I could catch some of this water for the Summer.
     

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