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What is the best way to deal with a smelly run?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Karen_at_LittleBrook, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Karen_at_LittleBrook

    Karen_at_LittleBrook Songster

    Feb 20, 2010
    Rome, NY
    My girls have only been out in their coop and 12x16" run about two weeks now. It has been very hot and humid here, and already the run is getting smelly [​IMG] it's still pretty grassy, which I know wont last... and I have had to mist it down quite a bit due to the heat... but Im concerned about the smell.... again its only been two weeks! Is DE the best choice for a smelly in a run?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Misting it probably keeps it smelling. Dry chicken poop doesn't smell very much.
  3. chica57

    chica57 Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    I agree-wet=smell. When I go in the run (quite alot!!) I bring in a kids rake I got at our local home center and rake it up-we had a couple bad storms this summer and part of the run got wet-Wheeew !! That half of the run we decided to make it a sandbox for them for dusting because it tends to puddle on that side.

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