Deep Litter on concrete pavers - how deep does it have to be?

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

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2010
    Right now I think the height of the framing below the hardware cloth in the front (combined covered coop and run) is only going to be 6" - is this too shallow?
  2. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2012
    Southern New Hampshire
    6" should be fine. If they dig any deeper it will only help to keep their nails trimmed. :(
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, 6 inches should be fine. I have concrete under my run and I put bedding down on top of it. It is only 4" deep due to the width of the 2 x 4 framing around the bottom of the run. I keep adding bedding on top as it compresses and breaks down. I clean it out and compost it every 3 to 5 months and start over. It seems to work well for us and I have never had to trim any chicken nails. The bedding is much deeper inside the coop.

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