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Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by craigf, Jul 3, 2012.
does anyone have a remedy for cutting down thwe smell of chicken poop starting to really smell bad
theres another thread going around about this subect. here's what I did.
I added the crushed limestone was because the rain would
cause my run to be a stinky swamp you could smell it 100 feet or more away, I had unhappy neighbors. so I added the 4 tons which made the limestone 4 inches deep, I left the area under the coop dirt thats where the ladies do their dust bathing and enjoy the shade on hot days.
I dont scoop poop anymore because when we have thunderstorms/rain or heavy rain like we did last night it washes all the dropping down the 4 inches and into the dirt it's almost like a filtering system plus the limestone is good for my girls they still peck and get bugs in and on the stone the funny thing I have noticed is black beetles crawling in and on the stone and the ladies love em all I do is rake the stone out once or twice a month because my girls still like digging holes. I am 100% happy with the decision I made to cover the run in crushed lime stone. remember if you add it make sure its a minimum of 3 inches deep otherwise it wont do much good.also without rain the dropping that are on the stone dry up and don't smell.
Just chage the bedding every few weeks. I have 19 chickens and 9 ducks, use staw as bedding, change it about every 3 to 4 weeks and never had a smell issue.
i clean up any droppings i can see daily. and clean the bedding at least once a week, ive had no problem with the smell as yet.