Stinkin' chickens? What do you do for the smell?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jennie5193, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been keeping straw in the run for the chickens to scratch and walk on. The inside of the coop is a mixture of pine shavings and oak leaves. I'd like to hear how other people keep their chickens from stinking and bothering the neighbors.

    I did have a neighbor come over the other day and comment that they weren't near as nasty and stinky as she thought they'd be![​IMG]
     
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE
     
  3. mom2fourbebes

    mom2fourbebes Out Of The Brooder

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    I ditto that DE is the way to go...and I don't sprinkle a lot..a little goes a long way...and no smell...I love it and so does my nose!
     
  4. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm feeling very ignorant right now. What is DE and where can I get it? Thanks!
     
  5. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diatomaceous Earth need to be the food Grade though... I use it and got mine from this site..I ordered a 50 pound bag of it and love it...

    http://www.earthworkshealth.com
     
  6. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pat's ventelation ideas worked very well for me.
     
  7. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA

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