Confused about where to use the deep litter method

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KerenR, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. KerenR

    KerenR In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    I am getting my coop and run ready for my first flock of chickens and really want to do the deep litter method. I'm just confused on where to put the shavings. Does t only go up in the enclosed part of the coop? Or can it also go on the bottom section that sits on grass and has all four walls open with only the wire for walls, but does have a roof overhead? Does it also go in the UNcovered run, or do I just use woodchips or sand there? THANKS a ton!
  2. loveoutdoor

    loveoutdoor In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2013
    North Dakota
    I only put my pine shavings and shredded junk mail on the inside of the coop. Try looking at other peoples coop/run designs on site should give you a better understanding.
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I put the pine shavings inside and the sand outside.


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