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Originally Posted by Sutremaine View Post

What's the problem with wood chips? Not enough surface area to make the carbon available?

Ironically the opposite, wood offers excess carbon in a concentrated area and thus slows down composting...

The readily available carbon to nitrogen needs to be balanced, but a few wood chips are good for is creating air space and voids to prevent compacting...

You want to aim for a 25:1 or 30:1 carbon:nitrogen ratio in your deep litter just like you do for a compost heap...

http://compost.css.cornell.edu/chemistry.html
Edited by MeepBeep - 10/7/15 at 6:02pm