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Pelletized Lyme for the Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GorhamFarm2011, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. GorhamFarm2011

    GorhamFarm2011 Hatching

    Jun 5, 2011
    New Gloucester, Maine
    Well we swapped out our pine shavings for all new ones and we were told that placing a layer of pelletized lime before replacing the pine shavings would help absorb odors and prevent bugs. Is lime harmful to the chickens in any way?
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    No. OTOH I am real skeptical that pelletized lime, meant for soil amendment, is going to do anything much for smells or bugs, either (in a typically-managed coop anyhow).

    Good luck, have fun,


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