Deep Litter Method Technique

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TyWilk18, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. TyWilk18

    TyWilk18 Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep reading about DLM and is not 100% sure of the exact technique. Could anyone give me an example or a list of what the DLM is and how it's used in the coop? I would be using shavings.
     
  2. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the top of the page and typed in "Deep Litter" and this is what came up. That should keep you busy for awhile![​IMG] Probably more than you want to know.
     
  3. ssterling1776

    ssterling1776 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. TyWilk18

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    Thank you!
     
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  6. TyWilk18

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    One more question! I have a concrete floor. Will the DLM compost and decompose without a dirt floor?
     
  7. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read the answer is not really,as it needs to be on bare soil to actually compost. But it still works to keep everything dry and non-smelly provided you turn it, then you just take it out once or twice a year and let it compost in a pile somewhere else.
     
  8. ssterling1776

    ssterling1776 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it will.
     

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