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Newbie here. Thanks for the simplified info!
This is a good article, that encouraged me to try this.
I would have liked more information on the pros and cons of DE - I've seen a lot of questions about using it on other threads. I am using PDZ on the poop boards, and am unsure whether adding that to the litter would do as well.
And extra points for naming your bantam coop the Teacup Pterodactyl Townhouse!
This is a great information “getter”.
It has good advice and facts that back her up.
I think my coops are too small for this but I will give it a try anyway.
I guess you can easily drop all the contents after one year or the time you let it stay in your composting bins?
This really helped me decide what to do for my chicken coop. I am very happy that you shared this with us. Thank you! I am going to do this!
I go every two months during the winter, being that I have 30 New Jersey Giants. After reading your article I might see about going a little longer. If I could make it through the winter with only 1 change that would make my life easier and warmer. I'm not sure if I understand how the smell is less though? What is counteracting it?
I have a wood floor in my coop and yes, it does decompose. It's a little slower but it works.
A nice article that is a great conversation stimulator.
Even 20 years using DLM I learn from new comments.
As winter is approaching and I constantly looking at better ways to winterize the coop, I fell upon DLM here. Definitely will attempt this during the winter!
I did the DLM last winter and I believe it did help with making it warmer. My girls are in an unused, large remodeled horse stall in a barn. The horses are not in the barn much so no heat generated from them and the stall has a wood floor. As such it isn't overly warm and I think this really helped to keep the floor warmer for when they were locked in for a while due to snow. It also made care so much easier. I didn't do the DE but it sounds like a good idea and I think I will do that this year. I did clean it out in the spring and have done weekly cleanings through the summer... lately I've been wondering why I did that. Maybe I won't do that next year, not sure yet.