Litter Depth Chart - How much shavings do I need?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Intheswamp, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

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    Thinking about how much litter I would need for a coop that I haven't precisely figured the size of I decided to make a small spreadsheet that ended up going a little beyond what I needed. I figured some of ya'll might could use it for a rough idea of your litter needs per your coop size. Hope it helps somebody,...and hope I didn't make an error! [​IMG]

    Enjoy,
    Ed

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  2. greathorse

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    Nice chart surprising how many folks can't calculate cubic measurements. This make is simple.

    I didnt check your figures but betting you are on the money
     
  3. jerseygirl1

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    this is great, thanks
     
  4. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

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    greathorse, yelp, figuring cubic feet isn't too much trouble. I was wanting to be able to compare side-by-side what the different depths and square footages would call for in regards to litter. I actually was just interested in 8x12 and 10x16 sizes, but guess I got kinda carried away. [​IMG]

    jerseygirl1, you're very welcome.

    Take care,
    Ed
     
  5. Chieftain

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    Bookmarked!

    Excellent tool! This also works well for calculating a volume of sand or gravel to fill your run...

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  6. jaboo81

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    love it thank you! [​IMG]
     
  7. dot n'dave

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    Thanks! Very helpful chart![​IMG]
     

  8. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

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    Ya'll welcome, it's just a little payback for all the help I've gotten from BYC....pass it on. [​IMG]

    Ed
     
  9. Intheswamp

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    Just bringing this chart back up for the folks building their new coops this spring. [​IMG]

    Ed
     
  10. enggass

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    How many cubic feet comes in 1 compressed bale of shavings?
     

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