Stall dry???? HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cjeanean, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Okay, so I got some suggestions from another thread I posted on a maggot and wet bedding issue with my meat birds. I called the feed store to ask about dolomite lime, and the guy suggested Stall Dry. He checked to make sure it's safe for chickens, and it is. It says the ingedients are DE and clay, and something that gives it a MILD (it's a very mild) scent. Non-toxic, blah, blah, blah. Has anyone here used this product before with their chickens??? How is it??? Does it work, keep down the smell/moisture/maggots??? Thanks everyone!!!
     
  2. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Stalldry is basically like Stableboy I believe.. and It works, we use it to clean up our kennels, because it sucks the moisture out of the ground, and then you just sweet it away. I'm not sure about it getting rid of maggots, but since it sucks up the moisture, it'll prevent them. Next thing, perhaps is to keep the flies out... have you seen flies in your coop? if you have cluster flies there is a product you can get called cluster buster, and you stick it on the window. You don't want fly eggs, and you're in for worse if you have bot flies, but since the maggots were on the ground, it's likely not bots as the maggots are "born," in the gut of the animal.
     
  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stall DRY is safe for livestock. (sorry about the weird caps there; that's the actual name of the product.) as a precautionary measure, i'd do the dusting while the chickens (or whatever animal) weren't around, just to minimize breathing of the product.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've used Stall Dry for years in the henhouse....
     
  5. Chickending

    Chickending Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used stall dry for years. It works great, I would recommend it. I use it for chickens, the turkeys, horses, it keeps it dry and smelling better than without. When I clean out the coop, I spread the stall dry down first on the floor then I add my shavings....as I stir the bedding up, it gets distributed. I add fresh shavings and then a few scoops of stall dry every week to keep things fresh. Then keep stirring up the bedding. It should work fine.
     
  6. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    So if you can't find DE, stall dry would work as a substitute to keep the smell down?
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yes, Stall dry I believe has some DE in it anyway..
     
  8. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:for odor issues alone, i'd go with agricultural lime. it's less expensive and easier to find. it doesn't have the clay like stall DRY, so it won't absorb as much moisture and it doesn't have silica like DE, so it won't kill insects.

    it depends on your set-up and your issues (and your budget).
     
  9. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    Yeah. Me too. I have been using it under the roost and on the coop floor. The hen house is shared with goats. It really helps keep down the smell and moisture. I also use it under the rabbit cages.[​IMG]
     
  10. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently, I switched from DE to Stall Dry (specifically to address odor and wetness). I got 25# of Stall Dry for $9. I think that's reasonable. I used about 6 cups in a 14 x 10 coop and now, three days later - no smell.
    It's worth a try IMO.
     

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