Litter in Coop Depth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by vfem, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    About how thick should the litter shavings in the coop be to start with?

    I just threw some into get them in tonight, its not very thick right now, maybe 1/2-3/4" thick. I figured I'd scoop and add more as I do. I didn't think I should go deeper until it gets cold. We're still in and out of the high 70's low 80's lately.

    I'd show pictures but we literally just finished the coop as the sun setting. WHAT A DAY! ARGH! :mad:
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  2. jed1154

    jed1154 Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    i have about 3" worth or so. I like to keep enough to protect the floor from moisture, but not so much its expensive to replace.

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