Brown vs Green for deep litter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pats Poultry, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning All,
    I have read a ton about deep litter on the site but I can not find anything on how much green material to add to the litter and when. I only have three chicks 14 to 18 weeks old and am only throwing a couple of hands full of fruits and veggies out for them but they seem to eating all that I give them so I don't think that there is much left for the deep litter. My question is, should I be throwing more that a few hands full of the green stuff in there. Is there a good ratio out there of how much green material should be added to the run. There run is 8 X 20. I hope that all makes sense. Please advise and thank you

    Pat
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The chicken poop is the green....really no need to add more.
    Is this in your coop or your run?
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have all kinds of "litter" in our run, probably about 6" deep. Each spring we rake/clean it out down to the earth and till that beautiful compost into our garden. It's a mixture of straw, hay, grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, landscape debris, fruit & veggies.

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  4. Pats Poultry

    Pats Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This in in the run and that is great to know. I will continue on with the fruits and veggies
     
  5. aart

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