1. Nicole31

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    I've read good things on here about using sweet pdz in chicken coops. I plan to use it on the poop board. Can you use it alone or should it be mixed with sand?
     
  2. TurkenMomma

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    I use it on my poop board just sprinkled. I also sprinkle it mixed with sand/pine shavings in poop trays. It does help!
     
  3. aart

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    You don't have to mix with sand...but I mix with sand just to make the PDZ stretch farther, sand is cheaper.
    Mix about 2, 3, or 4 to 1 sand to PDZ depending on condition.
    If odors are worse, like during hot humid weather, I to use more PDZ.
    I only use about 1/2" deep on poop boards, will lose a bit of volume as mix sticks to sifted out poops,
    so when adding more it's easy to adjust mix ratio.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...raphic-gross-poop-pictures/1100#post_13179595
     
  4. HaloAmanda

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    I've read you can scoop the poop out of the PDZ and put into a compost, is this true when mixed with sand? I paid $25 for 1 bag of pdz and realized I need probably about 4 to fill my poop table [​IMG]
     
  5. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I readily admit that we are probably a bit over the top on odor control but we use strait PDZ on our poop board. Screed to out 1/2" thick. Works great. We sift out the poops every day or two. Super happy with the performance of the PDZ.
     
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  6. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tractor supply has 25 lb. bags for $9.99. You should use 1/2" at the most.
     
  7. HaloAmanda

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    I'm in Connecticut. Nothing is cheap and I don't have a tractor supply close enough. [​IMG] The place I got my chicks was charging $13 for bag of shavings. I drove a few towns over to pay $7 each. My friend with a. Farm pays $4 I may buy off him in the future
     
  8. HaloAmanda

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    My closest tractor supply is 29 miles away.
     
  9. MandalaMaMa

    MandalaMaMa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using Sweet PDZ for over 1 1/2 yrs in my new coop and love it. Highly recommend it. The initial set up was a bit costly but worth it. I scoop it out every morning with a cat litter scooper. Once in a while I'll have to add a bit. I like to keep mine 2" deep.
     
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  10. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems worth the drive for $15 less per bag.
     

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