1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I'll give it a try - others jump in where needed.

    Deep litter is where you have 6 to 12 inches of wood shavings instead of 3 or 4. Instead of cleaning them out each week you add a couple inches more.

    Many throw food on the floor so the chickens will stir them up & keep them from getting compacted.

    If you use this method you need a tray or other method of catching droppings under the roost. Otherwise the shavings get very nasty very quick.

    You also need to keep them dry - if your waterer leaks & soaks the shavings you will need to change them quick as they will really stink & will hold mold or worse.

    This technique actually works pretty well & saves time & money if you keep it clean.

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