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

    Nov 4, 2009
    Flagstaff, AZ
    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

    Jan 19, 2010
    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

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    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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