Have you heard of Dookashi? Well neither had I until a few months ago when the company owners reached out to me to try a new way to manage my chicken’s waste. I must say that I thought that I had managed my chickens’ waste with a good system. This product has made it even better!
My first impressions: I was surprised to see that Dookashi looked like small brown grains. I opened the bag and it smelled just like a multi-grain breakfast cereal. It was dry and very light. I was also thrilled to see that some of the products were organic and also non-GMO. The ingredients are simple and effective: organic probiotics, black strap molasses, water (although the product is dry when sold), and select wheat bran.
Putting Dookashi to the test: The directions had me apply it to clean coop litter after a cleaning. I sprinkled in about a measuring cup under the roosts. Over the next few days I observed. Unlike the products containing zeolite (active ingredient) that seems to make the coop litter more moist and even wet, the Dookashi disappeared in the litter. Days and weeks later the bedding is still nice and dry. Fast forward, it is late-July and we are having a hot and humid summer. I have been using Dookashi in the coop now for over and month and a half and I am still loving the results. More recently, I added it to my chick brooder and then their mini-outdoor run. I am very pleased with the results.
Keeping the Coop Clean: Once a month I do a big coop and run cleaning. Here’s how I do it. I also tidy up every morning. It takes no more than 5 minutes to remove the chicken poo from below the roosts. One day I left the manure in the bucket instead of composting it right way. I added a bit of Dookashi to the bucket with fresh manure and waited. I was impressed that the odor seemed to vanish as well as flies within a half a day’s time.
Impressions: I would highly recommend this product to all backyard chickens keepers to try as an alternative to the popular products that contain zeolite. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely be using this product in the coop, the run and in the brooders.
22 thoughts on “Dookashi Giveaway”
I'd love to try it. I clean my coop once a week. I currently do not use any bedding material (only pine shavings in the nest boxes.) I easily scrape my small coop with a plywood floor once a week (about 15 minutes work) and that's it. My chickens are free ranging when our Ohio weather is permitting (basically 10 – 11 months of the year). This would be great for the winter months. Thanks for the chance to win.
Nice post. I'd like to try this.
I think I've heard of it but don't really know anything about it. It sounds like a good way to freshen up my coop.
I have saw this stuff on line earlier and wondered if it really worked. I'm glad to see you tried it and like it. Now I know i will not be wasting money when I get it.
Thanks for the opportunity to win and try a new product. Always looking for a better alternative to what I'm using.
This is great stuff! I would love to win this!
I would love to try this, as I'm still trying to figure out what works best and set a cleaning routine…thanks for the giveaway- and free sample! 🙂
would love to try this. will try its sample. and would love to get it free. Great blog as usual. Thanks for the heads up and great review.
I would love to try this. Even though I am down to 2 hens, they still can make a smelly coop. I am going to order the sample. Thank you, take care.
I'm always amazed at how many new products there are for chickens! Thanks for the chance to win a bag.
I'd love a product that would cut down on the flies!
This just might be what we need for our coop! Thanks for giving us the chance to win.
We live near a lake in the south. It is always humid and rainy. I was just about to research kitty litter for the chicken house. Thanks for sharing. (Post will say Tom, but comment was left by his wife)
this looks like it would be good to try out thank you
Thanks so much for the review and the chance to win!
I would be willing to try a sample or win this giveaway. My question: I am using sand on my coop floor, so how do you think this will work with sand?
I don't know that answer but I know the folks at Dookashi would, so I would encourage you to drop them an email and ask. Please let us know what you find out!
A product that could cut down on the flies and smell! Sign me up please would love to try thi
I would love to try this! It sounds like a great product.
I love to try new products for the girls, and a natural coop deodorizer is always welcome!
Has anyone tried it with sand litter?
I would refer you to their website to answer that. Great question!