Deep litter method and food scraps

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FlagChick, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. FlagChick

    FlagChick In the Brooder

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    A friend mentioned that he throws his fruit and veggie scraps right into the coop to aid in the deep litter method. I started using the DLM a while ago and think that it's working alright, but haven't read anything about adding food scraps directly into the coop. I love the idea, but it seems like decaying food inside the coop is not healthy for the birds. Does anyone else do this?
     

  2. samr616

    samr616 In the Brooder

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    I also throw my left overs in the coop. i have never had a problem with decaying they dont leave a scrap. i give them a bit of everything from potato peelings to rice and curry and they polish it of lovely. my chickens are very happy what they get just dont over feed. cause u dont want lazy fat bird lol....hope this good enough info try it and see..[​IMG]
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Unless you birds are confined to the coop all the time, I think it's best to feed them scraps outside
     

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