making sure this correct?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AtRendeAcres, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I am still learning!

    I want to make sure I am doing this right!

    I have straw & wood chips in the coop (& even in the roosting area)

    (I was planning on using sand for roost area but didn't get there in time)[​IMG]

    I go in and turn it a bit & add wood chips & DE. Is this all I am suppose to do till spring?

    Even under the roost?
     
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    ANOTHER?

    Do i need to change litter befire I add ones brooding now [​IMG]
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Quote:This depends on what kind of method you are using. Some folks clean all bedding out regularly and replace it, some use the "deep litter" method (described on this site).
    If you are adding chicks from a brooder, they can't go directly in with adult birds, of course.
    Personally I would start with fresh litter and a sanitized coop for any chicks coming out of a brooder.
     
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    thanks!
     

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