What is sweet Lyme?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cthrash1, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I think that's what my DHs friend called it...He said I should use this in my coops/pens instead of DE.
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I think your hubby's friend meant garden Lime. You use it to sweeten the soil. Most till it into the soil of their runs. It lower the PH in the soil.
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    okay, he said to sprinkle it in the coop and run and then dust them w/sevin once a month.
  4. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Mays Landing NJ
    By using the term sweet he might be referring to agricultural lime which is safe around animals. There is another lime, called caustic lime or quick lime that can burn them. There is also hydrated lime which is used kind of like a disinfectant and keeps bacteria from growing and repels insects. So he could mean that one also.

    Edited to add: It is the hydrated lime that I use in my stalls and coop after I clean them and before I add the new shavings. You can still use the DE sprinkled in the shavings too.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2008

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