Best litter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by worms7, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Songster

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    In your coop what do think is best
    for bedding/litter what do you use
    it will be on top of linoleum
    Cheers Phil
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    I use the type of pine shavings intended for horse stalls.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    x2! It's inexpensive, easy to manage, and works great for the birds. Some hay, straw, or other stuff can be added, and clean-out once to three times annually, making wonderful garden compost. Mine comes from the local farm stores; it's available everywhere. Mary
     
  4. Kasilofchrisn

    Kasilofchrisn Chirping

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    I buy the pine shavings from Wally world.
    I only need to clean my small 4X8 coop about every 3 weeks.
    I have 8 birds and they have a decent size run.
    Cost of the pine shavings is roughly $4.50 a month or a little less for my size coop.

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  5. Kasilofchrisn

    Kasilofchrisn Chirping

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    I have vinyl flooring in mine.
    Pine shavings on top of that.

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  6. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

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    I use hay. Clean it out every 6 months. I just cleaned it out last weekend, and got 10 heaping wheel barrow loads of dirt for the garden.Hay in, dirt out. Great stuff for the garden!
     
  7. worms7

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  8. ATGATT

    ATGATT In the Brooder

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    I buy pine shavings from the farm supply store. I can buy them cheaper there then anywhere else. I'm still trying to decide if I like the medium shavings or if I will move to the smaller shavings.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Large flake pine shavings over vinyl.
    But I have poop boards under roosts that get sifted out every other day.
    Changed out 1-2 times a year, thrown into run.....wood doesn't break down fast enough to put in garden IMO.
     
  10. Howard E

    Howard E Songster

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