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post #11 of 15

In hot humid Mississippi here and doing it. Wont do anything else. I tried the sand and it was a job. Hubby didn't like me spending hours in the chicken pen scooping the poop and it got to stinking bad in just 2-3 weeks! even with me scooping. DL for me from here on out as long as I can hold up to keep it in there. The chickens LOVE shifting through all the leaves and straw. VERY happy chickens indeed. 

post #12 of 15

Wanted to show my soil. I have been doing deep litter for a few years now. This is what my soil on the outside of the pen looks like. My lawn mower has been torn up so I haven't been able to sweep them up any litter so it's really needing it now.  It's all gone inside their pen but it's still not a muddy mess when it

rains. As you can see our soil is very sandy. But look at how pretty the soil is inside their pen. We're using it in our garden and it's awesome. 

 

 

 

post #13 of 15
What part of south Texas are u from??
post #14 of 15

Hot humid south Ms. here. 

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by RoseMarie1 View Post
 

Wanted to show my soil. I have been doing deep litter for a few years now. This is what my soil on the outside of the pen looks like. My lawn mower has been torn up so I haven't been able to sweep them up any litter so it's really needing it now.  It's all gone inside their pen but it's still not a muddy mess when it rains. As you can see our soil is very sandy. But look at how pretty the soil is inside their pen. We're using it in our garden and it's awesome. 

 

 

 


BEAUTIFUL Run!  Where I live the 'soil' is clay, hard as a rock in my Run but using DLM, chickens are "loosening" it all up plus now that the area has a roof over it, stays dry.  Just wondering, how do you keep rain out?  I'm trying shower curtains on EMT rods, works well for our rains/winds.  I'm in-between chickens now, keep only 4 since they're more Pets with Benefits (entertainment, bug control, stress relief & eggs), love your Run!  

 

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