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Originally Posted by FlyWheel View Post
 

No garden, therefore no need for compost*. Good to know I can safely dump my lawn vac into the pen though.

 

*However it should prove attractive for bugs and worms, my ladies will certainly like that! 

The thing is..... to promote a good environment for the organisms you want to compost or 'eat' the feces.... a mix of sizes, shapes, and types materials is best.

Too many leaves can form a slick pack of anaerobic stink....so might want to rethink or at least keep an eye on it.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #52 of 57

I appreciate the detailed information.  Thanks!

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Thank you for responding.  I appreciate it!

post #54 of 57
Good point aart! I also give them about a bucket of garden weeds daily and they have straw bales to perch on and scratch/pick at which as they destroy will mix with everything.
post #55 of 57

The mesh is easy to place -- put it under where the poop drops! It traps most of it. Cover it a little with sand and it won't stick to the mesh / frame. I clean the screen every day. The sand I use comes from the cement guys and is still able to flow through a pooper scooper, even after a year. I guess if I didn't clean it, it would turn hard, due to the pee. The sand with pee clumps, a bit like cat litter, and is removed.It needs to be replaced soon, as it is about depleted, having been in the coop for almost a year.

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The reply above didn't attach to the message I thought it would! S/B attached to #39.


Edited by dman123 - 3/26/16 at 7:48am
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The reply above didn't attach to the message I thought it would! S/B attached to #39.

You have to hit the 'quote' button, instead of the reply button to do that.

 

But I knew...still confused on where the mesh is...is it in that farm under the ramp?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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