deep litter method in summer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by granmahen, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dlm in winter but will it generate too much heat in the summer? It gets in the 100's here.
     
  2. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't have a problem with it last summer. I did run a fan to circulate air and often put in milk jugs of frozen water for them to lie against.
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the deep litter method in the winter but abandon in the summer, the girls spend all their waking hours in the run. They only come in to roost and lay eggs.
    So save a little money.
     
  4. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only do it for the winter and summer I clean it as needed.
     
  5. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. Guess I'll be keeping it clean too. It certainly is hot enough without the extra.[​IMG]
     

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