smelly run

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken parm, Apr 15, 2009.

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    chicken parm Out Of The Brooder

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    can I use powdered lime to keep down the smell? or is it bad for the girls?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Diotemacious Earth or SAND would help.
     
  3. chicken parm

    chicken parm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm probably going to use sand when the ground dries out.
     
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    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use food grade DE ... works like a charm. will help dry the land out too
     
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    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE also helps prevent lice, mites, ticks, etc. and can be added to the food or treats as a de wormer
     
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    chicken parm Out Of The Brooder

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    I put DE in there food and in there coop. haven't tried it in there run. seems like you would usa a lot.
     
  7. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ehh mine run as stinky a couple days ago because we had rain for a week and im in clay so the water just sits

    I have a 25 lb bag of DE and I only sprinkled maybe a 1 gallon small bucket of it. maybe less but it took the smell right away
     

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