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How to Use Agricultural Lime for Chicken Coops

by Cody Sorensen
Agricultural hydrated lime helps keep the litter in a chicken coop more friable. This means that the lime keeps the litter crumbly and open to evaporation. Using lime prolongs the length of time between cleaning out the chicken coop, because the lime keeps the litter in the coop more absorbent and l...
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    How to Use Agricultural Lime for Chicken Coops | eHow

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  • Mrs. Sandy

    The floor of the coop can be dirt, cement or wood. Wood is the best, because it will keep the bedding dry. The coop needs to have 6 square feet of floor space per chicken living wholly in the coop and 2 square feet for chickens that have outside access. Keep 6 to 8 inches of pine shavings on the floor to help absorb the droppings from the chickens. Turn the shavings once a month to mix in the manure and clean out the coop every 6 to 12 months. |

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