Best litter

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

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chicken Obsessed

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

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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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 Out Of The Brooder

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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 Out Of The Brooder

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

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  6. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ATGATT

    ATGATT Just Hatched

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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