Smelly Chicken Smells - HELP!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Maires, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Maires

    Maires New Egg

    Feb 10, 2016
    I respect the enthusiasm your community has for raising chickens. I need your help, though. I don't have chickens but my neighbor does. We live "upwind" of them in a suburban neighborhood outside of Sacramento CA and, unfortunately, the smell of chicken poop is horrendous (think "gag reflex"). I have talked with them about the problem to no avail. Is there a product they could use to mitigate the problem? I would buy it! Pls advise.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Sorry that you are having to deal with this. Responsible chicken owners/fanciers clean frequently enough that odor is minimal. Do you have any idea as to how many chickens they have?
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Maires

    Maires New Egg

    Feb 10, 2016
    I'm guessing they have 8 or 9. I finally heard back from a supplier who recommended diatomaceous earth or agricultural lime. My neighbors are going to get a gift bag of one of those!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    DE doesn't do much of anything. I don't know if lime would bother the chickens. I know some stables use something called Stall dri or PDZ and chicken folks use it also. It's supposed to work on smell.
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I find using dry grass clippings and leaves works well in the coop to keep odours at bay. Maybe next time you mow the lawn you could give them some?

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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    drumstick diva is right, DE won't work but PDZ or Stall Dry will 'help'.....It works on the ammonia in the poop, I use it & love it. It's terrible your neighbors are so inconsiderate! Are the chickens confined or loose? CTKen is right too, if they toss grass clippings, dead leaves and /or pine shavings in the run, it helps too.

    Not sure which is worst chicken poop or dog, my neighbor's got 7 big dogs & don't pick up poop. The dogs aren't in the best of health, I've see diarrhea & vomiting, when they run it over with the lawn mower [​IMG] it's horrible! I know your pain! I've gotten to the point so sprinkling air freshner (the oil type) when it gets bad & the wind changes. I've told them but....Next step would be the Board of Health but it will surely cause problems between neighbors.
  8. Mini Meat

    Mini Meat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Search deep litter on this forum and then get them started with leaves and lawn clippings. You could even hire a couple of kids to clean their pen once and awhile under the guise of wanting the litter to compost for your garden. All about turning problems into solutions.[​IMG]

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