Best Winter litter in Cold Environments

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by shaninsky, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. shaninsky

    shaninsky Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm up in a cold climate (-20) average in winter. I usually use deep litter method for my chickens and I'm wondering what others do for their turkeys. I was thinking straw but it can turn into a frozen lumpy mess. What are others using?
     
  2. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straw shouldn't freeze unless it is wet. If you have dampness in your coop that can be a real problem. Ventalation is a must in the winter and messy waterers need to be away from bedding.

    We use the deep litter method with hay in the Winter and Love it!
     
  3. shaninsky

    shaninsky Out Of The Brooder

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    Great Thanks!
     
  4. Quailsong

    Quailsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the Deep Litter method. So long as it's not wet in the coop it'll be fine.
     
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