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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

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    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

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    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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