For pH reduction

Purpose:  Poultry Guard is applied and incorporated into the litter profile to lower the pH to +/- 2 and to recondition the litter. This procedure may also be used as an alternative to windrowing.

  1. Preparation of litter prior to application:
  • Crust out litter as soon as possible after birds are removed.
  • If litter is tilled, it should be done at least two times to break up any cake.
  1. House Preparation:
  • If house is washed down and disinfected it should be done two days prior to applying Poultry.
  1. Application procedure:
  • Use any mechanical spreader that will provide uniform, even coverage
  • For maximum results, application should be done directly after crusting out, but can be applied any time prior to placement.
  • Apply Poultry Guard evenly over the area to be acidified.  The area can be whole house, brood chamber or under the feeders and drinkers.  For maximum results and as an alternative to windrowing, the whole house should be treated.
  • Incorporate Poultry Guard into the litter using any equipment that insures complete mixing into the litter profile. (spring toothed harrow, drag harrow, cultivator, tiller, etc.)
  • Do not wait more than an hour after application to incorporate Poultry Guard into the litter.
  1. Application Rate:
  • 200 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. for every 3-4 inches of litter depth.  If litter depth is 5 inches or more the incorporation equipment should be set to 3-4 inches or more Poultry Guard should be applied.
  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