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Deep litter and roost tray?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by momofpets, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. momofpets

    momofpets Out Of The Brooder

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    For those of you who use the deep litter method, do you also use a roost tray? What kind of litter are you using? I am wondering if wood chips would work or is pine shaving the best for controlling odor and wetness? Thanks!
     
  2. Lurkeygirl2011

    Lurkeygirl2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    i would definitely go with pine shavings. i have tried a lot of different things and i think they work the best for odor and wetness. if you do you chips make sure they are pine or other soft wood. mold can form in hardwood chips and cause respiratory problems in the birds. i also use roost trays so i don't have to replace the litter as often.
     

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