Purpose:  Poultry Guard is applied on the bare floor to lower the pH of the floor to pH +/- 2 after a complete clean-out. 

  1. Procedure:
  • Completely remove all old litter, including the corners and sidewalls.
  • Wash downs and disinfection must be completed at least two days prior to applying Poultry Guard.
  • Use any type of mechanical spreader that insures even application.
  • Apply Poultry Guard evenly over the entire floor of the house.
  • Application can be any time after the complete clean-out and prior to applying new litter.
  • New litter can be applied immediately after application.
  1. Application Rates:
  • 100 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. evenly distributed on the entire house floor.
  1. House Management/ Preparation:
  • No special management/preparation procedures are required other than completely removing all litter prior to application.
  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 during application.
  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

Shock Treatment with birds present

    1. Apply Poultry Guard evenly to the entire floor at the rate of not less than 100 lbs. per 1000 square feet.
    2. A drop spreader is suggested for this application and someone to go ahead and move the birds out of the way when spreading the material.