1. 5138bug

    5138bug Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading a lot about using sand for bedding and on the drop boards.
    How much sand ?
     
  2. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I considered sand initially as well and also researched deep litter method. I decided (laziness) that I didn't really like the idea of having to use a scooper and clean the sand every day or so. While it sounds ok I also know that a year from now it might get old. My coop is 6'x8' and I put one bag of pine shaving from rural king down which gave me a couple inches of depth. Then raked up a large trash bag of dead grass/twigs/leaves from around my fence that had been there since last fall. The chicks loved scratching through it and I can honestly say after 3 weeks there is no foul smell in the coop. My plan is to add grass clippings, leaves, etc each week after I mow. Then in the fall and spring clean it out and spread it on my garden.

    Sorry I didn't answer your sand question but I didn't know what other options you had researched.
     
  3. 5138bug

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    I'm also looking at deep litter not sure yet thanks for the in put.
     
  4. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use pine shavings in the coop. Deeper in the winter (maybe 6") than in summer. We have a poopboard filled with PDZ which I sift-out everyday so the floor stays much cleaner. We do a complete clean out twice a year.
     

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