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smell in coops..which lime to use. Please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country Living Farm, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Ok, with all the rain and stuff, the pens (chicken and duck) are starting to smell and staying muddy. I have read over and over post on lime and now even more confused than ever. Do I use Domimite or Hydrated lime.

    Please let me know.
     

  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    This is what I use and I get it from Lowe's.........

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  3. Hydrated lime is the caustic lime that will burn.

    I use the pelleted lime that tractor supply sells.
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    USE THIS PLEASE IT IS THE BEST AND SAFEST

    Organic Traditions pelted garden lime

    you can get it almost anywhere and its just $3 a bag. [​IMG]


    ets the other stuff works too I supose but I like this company [​IMG]
     
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  5. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Songster

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    New to chickens and was wondering what you do with the lime and how do you use it?
     
  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Quote:Lime helps to absorb odors (especially in the winter where humidity is high and chickens are staying inside). You just sprinkle it around.....if you still smell the 'amonia' smell, you sprinkle more around. I've learned that it's not a science.......you just do what you can do and they'll get through it. But the lime does help in the winter when you're less apt to clean out the bedding and they're staying inside the coop 24/7.
     
  7. feathersnuggles

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  8. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Songster

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    So the pellet form is best that way they can't eat it? I'm glad i found this post because i can imagine what the coops must smell like in the winter [​IMG] LOL
     

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