Hi everyone I am wanting to give my sandy chook run a good clean to get rid of any nasties in the soil and I have heard you can you use lime dust. Can anyone give me some advice and instructions on how to do this! I am also interested in knowing what other folk use to freshen up their well used chook runs as I want the soil to be healthy enough to run this seasons chicks on. Cheers Linda
HI Linda Yep I do as I have dirt floors, I use lime to clean them up. I scrape all the messy bits and a small layer of the top dirt and compost it, to this I scratch the surface then put the lime on the top of the floor then the bedding on top, the chooks will do the rest. I have never had a trouble with mites or anything else for that matter. The only time I have had trouble is with a brought in rooster with leg mites soon got shot of that and it has not returned good luck Trev
Hi All More questions. 1.Do I just throw the lime dust onto the dirt ? 2. do I have to let the girls run around in another area? 3. is the lime dust ok for them to walk on or injest? 4.Which lime dust do I use? 5. Is ot ok to spred the lime dust around if its been raining? Thanks Linda
Thanks everyone for the advice. I Will get some garden lime and spread it around on the dirt of the run. I thought I needed to move the girls to another pen.silly me! This website is the best :)Thanks Linda
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