How to deep liter

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SuperLuke, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chirping

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    How? I have to clean my coop at least 1 time a week! How do i do a deep liter thing? What do i use? What do i do?
     
  2. SuperLuke

    SuperLuke Chirping

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    Any help
     
  3. SMonroe1990

    SMonroe1990 Chirping

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    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/search?q=deep+litter

    Here is a wonderful link for you on it. I personally use a mixture of pine shavings and straw. About once a week I turn it and add a thin layer of new bedding down if I notice a lot of droppings. My coop does not smell at all and I have yet to change the bedding since my chickens have been out there which was around the beginning of July. Come spring time I will empty it all out as mulch for my garden and start fresh again. I work about 35 hours a week and have a 3 year old so I don't have the time to be cleaning the bedding once a week. This was the perfect solution for me.
     
  4. SMonroe1990

    SMonroe1990 Chirping

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    [​IMG] btw. I hope you enjoy it here.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Here is a nice thread on using the deep litter method. I don't use it, so I can't tell you much about it. If you have any questions, you can ask in this thread...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/70/deep-litter-method

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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  9. arkansas55

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    hello and welcome to our flock!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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