For those who use DLM in coop that is raised off the ground.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Roy Rooster, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I want to switch to the DLM for my chicken coop. I have been told that it works best with a coop that has a dirt floor.

    My coop sits 4 ft off the ground. It is still possible to use the deep litter method in this kind of coop?

    If so what ingredients do I need to add to it to help it decompose?

    Is there a specific recipe or method that I need to follow?

    My fear is that in doing this I will end up with nothing more than just a bunch of deep dirty litter in my coop. [​IMG]




    Here is a Pic of my coop if helpful.

    The side view of coop and pen.
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    View looking at the front of the coop
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    Thanks Again everyone. I appreciate the help and advice
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Yes it will work. We do it.

    Ingredients are shavings and chickens.

    Add more shavings as needed.

    The chickens will take care of the rest of the additives.

    You might want to mix things up occasionally.
     
  3. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, thanks.
     
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