Deep Litter question??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Woods_Woman, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2009
    Oregon Rain Forest
    Does the deep litter method work if your run doesn't get wet? My run is covered, & I notice that my bedding is not breaking down..I am assuming that the deep litter method does not work as well w/o some dampness.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I've always heard about the deep litter method inside the coop. If it stays really dry, then odor shouldn't be a problem? How big is your run and how many birds do you have?
     
  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My litter is at least 10 inches deep we are very dry, and I have a poop board to catch the manure when they roost. I have not changed it for a year and it is still dry does not smell (abnormally) but also does not really break down. It seems like the manure in the litter evaporates more than it does anything else. It sure is not breaking down (composting) the litter.

    I have considered adding water to get it to break down but given the absence of odor I have just decided to leave it alone
     

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