Can you use the Deep-Litter Method for brooders?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GlenwoodFarm, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. GlenwoodFarm

    GlenwoodFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    ..... The Title really says it all, just curious if this is bad for chickies [​IMG]
     
  2. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are the baby chicks?

    What are you planning on having for the bedding?

    If they are a few days old I would suggest using some towels. If the brooder is larger use only a light layer of wood chips. Dont use anything too slippery for the baby chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    YES -

    For my stardard sized chicks, I used 5-6" of pice shavings - then switched out to aspin shavings that seemed less dusty and I think smells better.

    For my banties, I used the wood pellets 5-6". LOVED the pellets so much better. They dry out the poo in minutes. Easy to scoop out the dried poo with a spoon.

    I will forever use the pellets in the brooder.

    In the big coop, I use a deep litter of Aspin shavings, wood pellets and Stall Dry.
     
  4. GlenwoodFarm

    GlenwoodFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, that will make things much easy... been trying it out for 2 weeks and was amazed at how well it was working with the chicks.... No smell at all [​IMG] Had to make sure it was safe though [​IMG]
     

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