Paper Vs. Pine Shavings for DLM

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by herefordlovinglady, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    I am thinking about using the DLM for my new coop. It is an 8 x 12 building without a floor in it. It is on skids so it is movable if we desire.

    I have access to pine shavings and paper from the shredder at work. Can I use both? or is it better to use just one?

    Also, where is a good place to buy the food grade DE?
     
  2. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are in a barn with a cement floor. I use both pine shavings and shredded paper, also deep litter method with DE. It isn't composting very well, but I just have to have a 2 year plan for my compost pile. The birds love it when I put new paper and shavings in the barn. I don't even spread it out. They do it for me. I also throw corn around for them every day, so they keep it stirred up.
     
  3. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just use pine shavings.

    ~Trista~
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    You can buy DE at one of these sites:

    Jeff Straka
    Pure Earth Technologies
    Marietta, GA 30064-1557
    Voice: 770.514.8910
    Fax: 678.264.2255

    Mid Georgia Farm Supply
    Montezuma, GA
    478-472-7847 [ask for Steve]
     
  5. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    Quote:Thanks, I am happy to see them both in Georgia, maybe it will cut down on shipping....
     
  6. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Georgia
    Quote:I like the idea of letting the chicks spread it out, helps pay the rent. [​IMG]

    Thanks, Robin
     
  7. bluebird

    bluebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the DLM with pine shavings and DE in my 8'x8' coop. I get my DE from:

    www.earthworkshealth.com
    2100 N Hgwy 81
    Norfolk, NE 68702-0613
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010

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