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  •  If your chickens stink (2+ / 0-)
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    Leftcandid, ban nock

    you have a management problem.

    Chicken manure is typically odorless, except for the cecal droppings (one in ever 10 or so). Chicken manure will start to stink if it gets wet, but kept reasonably dry and composted with green stuff, it will remain odorless until it becomes wonderful fertilizer for your garden.

    Soy based chicken feeds do tend to alter this somewhat. I started our flock out on soy feed until I found a nonsoy product, and for those few weeks they really did develop a "chickeny" body odor that went away when I switched feeds.

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