Added a ton of leaves to the coop and run= chicken heaven!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TOP KNOT, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. RanchGirl13

    RanchGirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    good job
     
  3. Clarebaxter

    Clarebaxter Out Of The Brooder

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    Think I will try this....
     
  4. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing the leaves were dry when you added them? Did you add them inside and out? Such a good idea!
     
  5. Mike592

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    I've only had our five girls for three weeks, but I've been adding leaves a couple times a week to their 8'x12' run area so we can start the deep litter method. Their 4'x8' elevated coop on top of their run has sand on the floor.

    I'm trying to figure out what to add for bedding after I run out of fall's leaves this winter. In the spring and summer I'll throw in cut grass.
     
  6. RanchGirl13

    RanchGirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hay works mine really like it
     
  7. Mike592

    Mike592 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's an interesting thought. Does hay break down and compost better than straw? I've considered straw but figure it will be harder to break down and will just mat up when compared to dry leaves and grass clippings.
     
  8. RanchGirl13

    RanchGirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yeah the hay breaks down pretty good
     
  9. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Use some large black garbage bags and fill them with leaves for later use, just poke a few holes in the bags so they stay aerated and don’t get moldy. If you can't find enough around your yard, neighbiors are always willing to get rid of em.
     
  10. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 :D
     

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