Sweet PDZ - how much to get for 8x6 coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ametauss, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning to use wood pellets and sweet pdz in the coop and I'm not sure how much to buy...

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  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bagdad KY
    Quote:how many inches deep you want to put them?
    so if 4" that about 0.34'
    0.34'x6x8'=16.32 q feet.
     
  3. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Omran. So how far does a 50lb bag go?? They sell the stuff by the pound?? You think 3 bags of PDZ and 3 bags of Stall wood pellets would be enough??
     
  4. Dustoff79

    Dustoff79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be way off on this I don't use wood pellets as the wood shavings are inexpensive but, I would assume you don't need the wood pellets to be as deep as wood shavings since they absorb moisture much faster/better than the shavings. A 40 pound bag of pellets should equate to 3.5 cubic feet compressed so I would buy 4 and see if 3 is deep enough if not add the fourth. The sweet PBZ would be used to supplement the pellets and so I would use a much smaller amount. I would use less than 1/4 of a bag. I use about 1/2 bag in each of my 10x10 horse stalls and it is very effective at that rate. Yes I know that is not a real comparison but, I use DE in the Coop right now (Sweet PDZ is hard to find in my area) However, you will really have to experiment. I would start with a small amount and add as necessary.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I put Sweet PDZ in a parmesan cheese shaker and each morning when I scoop poop from the night before, I sprinkle some in an even coating under the roosts. I think it comes in 40# bags. I use the granulated when I do use it. I prefer to use DE to keep bugs out, but the PDZ is easier to get when I run out of DE.
     
  6. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.... I would have gone way overboard....

    The shavings have been causing quite a bit of dust build up and I was looking for a way to cut this down....

    I was even thinking I could put the pellets in the goat's house....

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