Stinkey Coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cmcdow, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Cmcdow

    Cmcdow New Egg

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    Does anyone know how to keep the stink under control in the run? It has been so rainy here and it's smells to high heaven. I got my chickens in the fall, and when it's cooler it doesn't smell so bad. Now it's hot and it is really stinkey! I don't have anything in the run except the ground right now. I was thinking of putting mulch in. Any ideas?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Get some stall fresh stuff, just make sure it is all natural.
     
  3. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE - just sprinkle it on the ground - it helps dry up the poo
     
  4. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEah I didnt use any DE last year and my backyard stank to the high heavens in the heat or after the rain and now with the DE it doesnt have the same funk stank smell to it.
     
  5. Cmcdow

    Cmcdow New Egg

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    :lauThank you so much. I've just been reading about DE. I will be getting some! I love my chickens, but boy are they "fowl" hehehehe:p
     
  6. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it expensive? I shoulld probably try it. Because unless you clean like everyday, they will stink, particulary in the warm weather.
     
  7. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using Ag lime.
     
  8. Cmcdow

    Cmcdow New Egg

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    I assume it's safe or you wouldn't be using it. Do you put in directly on the ground?
     
  9. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do put it directly on the ground. Some lime is safe some is not. I specify ag lime when I buy it. You do not want hydrated lime.
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    For my DE to be delivered to WI from custommilling.com it was 50 bucks...not bad considering some of the other sites. The actual 50 pound bag costs around 24 bucks but it was 27 for shipping.
     
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