How do you keep litter in the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crumptz, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2012
    Mountain View, CA
    I'm building my coop. I am planning on having an opening on the side for the chicks to go in and out of the coop. I was planning on it being about a foot square. I keep reading about this deep litter method and I'm curious how the litter stays in the coop. I would think the birds would scratch it out the door. Perhaps the door cant be level with the bottom of the coop?
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Yeah, cut the door about 6-8 inches above the floor.
  3. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2008
    North Idaho
    Exactly. I cut the bottoms of the pop door openings 8" up from the bottom of the coop. With 6" of litter or so you won't have any problems with them dragging litter out that way.

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