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Lactose ferment success?

 
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I just did a deep clean on a funky chicken coop.
I had used hay that was too soaked with rabbit urine to be good bedding,  with predictable results.
Getting down the bottom of the coop,  I found the wood itself still funky, after much scrapping.
I wanted to hose or out,  but I feared the worst,  as funk plus wet can lead to more funk.

Then I remembered I had a 5 gallon cooler filled with the results of a cabbage ferment.
I dispensed it,  sniffed it and finding it good, sprayed the coop with it.
Almost instantly the funk went away.
Corners,  nest box every thing got spritzed.

I had made the ferment with this use in mind,  but forgot it for more than a year,  yet it seems to remain effective.
 
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So you sprayed the wood of the coop, is that right?  How's it smelling now?
 
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