Purpose: Poultry Guard is applied to the surface of the litter in the brood chamber to lower the pH of the top of the litter and control ammonia.

  1. Safety Procedures and Protective gear:
  • Wear gloves, eye protection and dust mask.
  • Wear long sleeve shirt and pants that cover boots.
  • Cover shoes with plastic boots or wear rubber boots.
  • Have a container of water containing baking soda with a rag to wipe off face and arms if material starts to cause discomfort.
  1. Preparation of litter prior to application:
  • Crust out litter as soon as possible after birds are removed.
  • For short layouts set cruster to remove only the top cake.
  • If applying a top dressing of new litter apply Poultry Guard prior to the top dressing.
  • Wash downs and disinfecting must be accomplished at least two days prior to applying Poultry Guard.
  1. House preparation:
  • Turn exhaust fans on to ventilate existing ammonia from house.
  • Apply Poultry Guard.
  • Drop brood curtain immediately after application, if treating only the brood chamber.
  • Run one small exhaust fan in off end/ends, to prevent ammonia from migrating from the off chamber/chambers into treated area.
  1. Application procedure:
  • Use any type of mechanical spreader.
  • Apply product evenly over the area to be treated.
  • Have the equipment up so the Poultry Guard can be evenly applied to the litter throughout the whole area.
  • If feed line paper is used, apply before putting paper down.
  • Always apply prior to top dressing with new litter.
  1. When to Apply:
  • For Ammonia control in Brood Chamber.
    • Apply as close to placement as possible but no more than 3 days pre placement
    • Can be applied when birds are present.  A drop spreader is recommended for this application



  1. Application Rate:
  • Recommended use rates are from 100 to 125 + lbs. /1000 sq. ft.
    • Use 100 lbs./1000 sq. ft. for normal litter conditions Use 125 lbs./1000 sq. ft., plus, if litter is tilled, windrowed and on short turn-arounds..
  1. Clean Up:
  • Thoroughly clean the application equipment with water after use and spray with a light coat of oil.
  • Household ammonia or baking soda can be used to neutralize the product.
  1. After Application:
  • Follow the recommended ventilation run times to control moisture and provide adequate oxygen.
  • Poultry Guard will control ammonia but, ventilation is still required.
  • Setup can be started immediately after application.