Smell

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jennygirl24, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Jennygirl24

    Jennygirl24 New Egg

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    My chickens and ducks waste is starting to smell. I'm pretty sure it's the ducks since they are messy. The coops are spotless I clean them out every day. I put the dirty shavings in a pile at the woods edge, but today I notice a sly fox snooping by. I will be crushed if he gets my flock so I was wondering if I can use limestone to help with the smell and will it hurt my chickens or ducks?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    No amount of limestone will keep Mr. Fox from attacking your flock. Are you in a location where it is legal to use a gun? If he's snooping around during the day, he has no fear, and will use all of the powers at his disposal to access your flock. Is your run bomb proof? Covered with strong wire? Have a skirt dug into the ground all the way around? Is the wire of your coop made of chicken wire or hardware cloth? chicken wire will keep a chicken in, but is totally incompetent at keeping predators out.
     
  3. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some folks recommend lime to reduce odors.... Be your own judge... here is some info...

    This article states..... (For the purposes of this article, the term lime does not include agricultural lime, which is crushed limestone. Agricultural lime should not be used in poultry houses.)

    http://www.lime.org/documents/lime_basics/fact-safety_precautions.pdf

    https://www.extension.org/pages/66918/use-of-lime-in-poultry-houses#.U_tVaOl0w0M

    and another point of view

    http://www.poultryonthegwydirweebly...-and-hydrated-lime-in-your-poultry-yards.html
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014
  4. Jennygirl24

    Jennygirl24 New Egg

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    Thanks all for the advice!
     

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