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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by lorensterman, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. lorensterman

    lorensterman New Member

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    Hi there! I'm new to the forum and researching how to conquer odor in my chicken yard. The coop isn't a problem, it's the outdoor area. Mucking is a problem because of stones underlaying the yard so I'd like to find a safe way to neutralize odor. Any thoughts? TIA
     
  2. nannypattyrn

    nannypattyrn Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum! I use garden lime in my coop. It works very well. Is your soil rocky or are the stones like a patio?
     

  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Patty, lime would help control odor. Perhaps you could also get a truckload of sand and put it in place.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  4. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum!!!I understand your frustration,I had the same problem and had a muddy pen,too.I never found a solution except to free range them and that has it's own set of problems but my chickens don't stand in mud/water/stink.I didn't think about sand but if I had,I may have tried that.Agricultural lime is good at breaking down waste.
     
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  5. lorensterman

    lorensterman New Member

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    Thank you! We used the stones when we built the coop to help with drainage but they are too large, we should have used pea size...I've been thinking about ag lime...
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind SuperModerator Staff Member

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    I agree with the others. Lime and sand. I lime everything and it's easier if you keep it handy and stocked. Also there are bedding pellets for horses that absorb odor.
     
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  7. robin416

    robin416 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Stall dri is very effective and there's no concern about causing burning.
     
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  8. Wilbur's Mom

    Wilbur's Mom Active Member

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    Welcome! I haven't had any issues, my girls free range in the evening. My only issue is changing out the bedding...:)
     
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  9. lorensterman

    lorensterman New Member

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    No problem with hens eating pellets?