- Oct 18, 2012
Hello! We are brand new to chicken raising and just got our 12 little delaware chicks in the mail on October 16th. We plan on doing a deep litter/compost method once our birdies are old enough to move out to the coop. I'm wondering if we can use that method in the brooder. If not, how often do we need to be changing the litter? I've been stirring up the old litter and adding a fresh layer of litter each day. The poor little ladies and gents get really spooked when I'm messing around with their litter. So I don't want to stress them out more than necessary but I also want to make sure we're being really diligent about protecting their health.