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Deep liter in the run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by leden09, May 13, 2016.

  1. leden09

    leden09 New Egg

    May 13, 2016
    Is doing the deep liter method in the run ok? And if so how to do it properly?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    We do the Deep Litter Method in our run and have been very happy. Our run is covered so that keeps everything pretty dry, which keeps odor down. Sometimes the rain blows in but we fluff it with a stall fork to help it dry.

    We use lawn clippings, straw, hay, leaves and pine needles. Their dust bath is in the run so the wood ash and peat moss gets mixed in as well. We add to it through out the year and gets completely cleaned out in the spring. That wonderful compost gets tilled into the garden.

    Here's what it looks like....


    Here are pics of that beautiful compost....


    So easy to maintain.
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  4. leden09

    leden09 New Egg

    May 13, 2016
    Thank you that what I'm going to do.

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