1. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get DG by the truck load so if I hard pack this on the coop floor with pellets/shavings or hay over it, will I be good? Mostly concerned about the dust factor. Again...this is just a sleeping/laying coop. The chickens are free range.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What is DG?
     
  3. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry...Decomposed granite
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Well, the dust factor comes from the chickens themselves (their poop and skin, etc.) so what is on the floor under their bedding isn't likely to help with that issue.

    I have no personal experience with DG (I didn't know what it was either - learn something new everyday) but it sounds like it would work fine. However, my thought would be how hard it will be to clean with the poop going down in between the little pieces. Maybe you've got that figured out?
     
  5. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Is this the same thing as stone dust?

    ~Phyllis
     
  6. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure? Maybe...
     
  7. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Oh okay. I mixed it in at a 1:2 ratio when I filled the run with dirt and they seem fine with it. Stone dust (or DG) is pretty much ground up granite here in New England.

    We got lotsa rocks here!

    ~Phyllis
     
  8. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think about actually mixing it. Hmmmm. Thanks.
     

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