bedding for coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mom2punkadus, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. mom2punkadus

    mom2punkadus Out Of The Brooder

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    I had intended on using deep litter method. I haven't cleaned the coop, just put down fresh bedding on top of the compressed stuff. I didn't need to clean sit; food and water was in the run and such.

    Well our 3 new hens had crd and we wound up culling them. [​IMG] Tomorrow I am completely emptying out the coop and disinfecting it. I am adding new pine bedding in obviously. My question is can I also add dried leaves from the yard? Just for some extra padding for warmth?
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    Ct.
    hello.
    forgive me for asking what is crd? as far as adding leaves, guess you could. i dont tho. i have heard others on this site use leaves for nesting boxes? are you trying to save money or are you out of shavings?
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    CRD = Chronic Respiratory Disease
    I read on one thread that leaf litter is actually very good bedding material. Less dust than shavings so less respiratory problems.
     
  4. mom2punkadus

    mom2punkadus Out Of The Brooder

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    Annie a bit of both. [​IMG] plus we are trying, in our limited capacity, to teach our girls about using the resources available to them. We have a yard full of dry leaves, so it seems logical to do a half pine, half leaf mixture.
     

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