wet stinky run

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hawkeye, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. hawkeye

    hawkeye Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Ann Arbor MI
    we have had lots of rain, the straw i put down got wet and even though i have cleaned out the old straw the run [​IMG]:(smells, any one have a idea what to put down to combat the smell.
  2. trooper

    trooper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    I use powder lime to help with the odor inside my coop.It doesn't appear to be harmful to my chickens or ducks.I sprinkle a coat of lime on the coop floor and rake it in.You may want to get other ideas from other people,but this works good for me.
  3. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

    Sep 16, 2008
    Carencro, Louisiana
    I also use powdered lime, it works great! [​IMG]
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I had a problem with a wet run. I have a converted dog pen that houses my chicks. Every few months I will put down a few bags of mulch. I get it from any home improvement store. It seems to last a long time and the chicks love to play in it. When it rains it still keeps the babies off of the wet ground. This works for me.[​IMG]
    For the smell, I use the stall dry. I don't know if its the same as lime?
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  5. hawkeye

    hawkeye Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Ann Arbor MI
    thanks guys i will try that tomorrow:D
  6. nellynsally

    nellynsally Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2010
    Louisville, KY
    check out the post about using sand in the run..I tried it and it works great! I called my local paving and sand company and they dropped 1 ton for 30.00 bucks.

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