Pelletized Lyme for the Coop?

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

  1. GorhamFarm2011

    GorhamFarm2011 New Egg

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    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

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    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,

    Pat
     

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