So we decided to give pigs another try. The timing was such that I had to convert part of a horse run in for them. Well, yesterday I finished up pig proofing a nice area for them with a lot of room. When I finally let them in they had a blast running around. Then I started figuring out what to do with the old area. Someone stated before that they poop away from where they sleep. Well, indeed they do. They pushed all their poop through the hog panels in the same area as they're watering trays. I have the kind where you hang them on the fence. So there is a lot of water that gets around the trays on to the poop. Result is that I have an area about 6'x10' that is sodden pig poop . It has saturated into the dirt to about 1' deep. There just aren't a whole lot of things that smell like that. I was scooping up the stuff they were pushing through, but it ran a lot deeper than I thought. I think they mix dirt in with it. So my question is this. Is there anything that can be spread on this area after I remove the best part of it that will kill the smell? I would also like to ask if there is a good way to get rid of the poop. I have heard that it isn't good for composting and I don't really want something that close to human waste in our garden. I'm worried about flies and have started throwing DE on it. There are already a lot of flies even though we put DE in the grain we feed the pigs. The pigs have been on a diet of COB and sweet feed type grain with some goats milk and water mixed in. As soon as I can get a hot wire run around the pasture fence they will have 6 acres of pasture to graze and poop on. I would post this on the small herd forum but I have lurked over there and there aren't too many people posting on the pigs section.