Stinky, Wet Duck Coop.......YUCK! Use "Sweet PDZ"?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by poultrypalooza, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. poultrypalooza

    poultrypalooza Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever used the product "Sweet PDZ Stall Refresher" in their duck coops to help eliminate odor? I've been trying to find a product to help with the moisture and smell in my duck coop as they are quite stinky at times. The information on this product says it is safe for animals and humans, but it comes in a granular form and I'm afraid the ducks may eat it. I would be very grateful for any information/advice about this product.
     
  2. gardenchick13

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    My chickens and ducks eat it all the time. It's safe for them. It is even safe in the compost pile! Helps with smell not so much with moisture unless you use alot of it. I buy at at tractor supply. Or the feed store it's normally with the horse stuff.
     
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  3. poultrypalooza

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    Really?!? They eat it? What exactly is the stuff made of? I've only just heard about it and it sounded like it might be the answer to my "stinky" issue. :) Does it help eliminate the smell?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What about something like this?

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    I sprinkle Sweet PDZ under the bedding when I put in new shavings, it can help, but spot-picking first thing in the morning to keep the bedding less moist, and the watering station above mean the bedding is not at all stinky. From time to time, someone will make one of those eye-burning poops, but that's just occasional and not a stinky bedding problem.
     
  5. poultrypalooza

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    The coop itself isn't very stinky at all. The problem area is out in their yard right in front of the water pans. I have the pans on a raised area like Dave Holderread recommends in "Storey's Guide". That has helped keep the water pans cleaner and the ground less wet, but we've had A LOT of rain this summer and at times the run is SO gross and stinky!!! I am excited to try the Sweet PDZ in this area. I'm hoping it will help with the smell.
     
  6. Amiga

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    I find dry oak leaves get rid of punky smells around the swim pans.
     
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  7. gardenchick13

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    Found[​IMG] this on the the sweet Pdz website
     
  8. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was recommended to me for moisture.

     
  9. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just get excited, I looked it up
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/tractor-supply-coreg;-pine-pellet-stall-bedding-40-lb

    Tractor Supply Co.[​IMG] Pine Pellet Stall Bedding will save you time, storage space and money. Made from environmentally friendly, all natural pine, Tractor Supply Co.[​IMG] provides a comfortable sterile bedding layer, while neutralizing odor and absorbing moisture on contact. Your stall will be clean, dry and odor free. There will also be a reduction in the volume of waste materials generated - up to 50%, creating a higher quality compost product. Tractor Supply Co.[​IMG] lasts much longer in the stall so that you can enjoy the time saved with your horse.
     
  10. gardenchick13

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    I ve looked at that and always wonder if they would eat it? And if that would be safe? I always see those bags out side of tsc a lot of times they have it marked down because of busted bag issues too! Does anybody use it?
     

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