Question about dirt run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by scrambledmess, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The deep mulch method is working pretty good in the coop. But the run is getting smelly. A lot of it, I think has to do with the heat. Anyway to keep the smell down in a dirt run? There is still grass growing in there. So I would really not want to totally kill the grass, if it isn't all dying anyway.
     
  2. Pequena Bandada

    Pequena Bandada Small Flock

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    I rake up the big poop into a pile and then scoop it up and dump it in my compost. That seems to keep the smell down.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Add some lime (AG or pelletized)
     
  4. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could do two things. one 3" of sand. Or you could spread a good amount of lime and till it in. or both perhaps. Me, it would be both.
     

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