Deep litter method question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by R2RoW, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. R2RoW

    R2RoW Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a flock of 9 chickens. I'm going to try and do the deep litter method. That question I have is, when do you add the Food grade DE? Once a week? Everyday? Also, do you add the DE just where the poo is at are sprinkle it all over and stirr it up? Thank you in advance...
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I have never used DE in my deep litter, so I can't answer that for you.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't use DE with Deep Litter Method, the DE will kill the microorganisms necessary to break it down to compost
     

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