1. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, i clean my coop and run three times a week. The coop is lined with pine straw and the run is dirt.

    It has rained for two days and promptly hit 90 degrees again. The run STINKS. Like dead unicorns and the tears of lonely children. It is FUNKY.

    The coop itself is tolerable because it didnt get as wet (plus pine straw is pretty fragrant).

    Are there any safe deodorizers i can use until it dries? Peppermint worked a little until the chickens decided it was delicious.
     
  2. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried sweet PDZ? It's worked for me but I just have 4 chickens.
     
  3. chickiegrrl

    chickiegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! After a rain a couple of days ago our run smelled like a pro football team running through the Amazon in leather pants. I raked some PDZ in and it smelled better in a short time.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Bout drenched my keyboard with a mouthful of soda at that one BRAHAHAHA
     
  5. huggy1984

    huggy1984 New Egg

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    Our local farm stores carry bags of sawdust and I use it to soak up the mud. It kinda helps
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: Pelletized Lime can help with odors and adding sand will improve drainage and help prevent mud in the future.
    Adding organic material will just make it hold moisture longer
     
  7. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suggest sand and DE. It works wonders. Good luc.
     

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