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Pine shavings cost

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenman4131, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. chickenman4131

    chickenman4131 In the Brooder

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    If I have a 10x10 coop for 25 chickens and I buy a 8 cubic feet bag of pine shavings then how many times can I clean the coop out with that bag???
     

  2. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    I have a 8'x6' coop and use an entire 9 cubic ft bag on the floor every time I clean. If I'd remember to buy 2 at a time I'd put in 1.5 bags and use the last bit as needed.
     
  3. chickenman4131

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    How thick is the shavings. Vericlly.
    @ChirpyChicks1
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Maybe just a few inches, it's not too much. The love digging in it
     
  5. chickenman4131

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    Well does it need to be that thick
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    My coop floor is plywood covered in a loose sheet of vinyl flooring. Chickens can harm themselves when jumping down off the roosting bars, so giving them a little bit of cushion for landing isn't a bad idea. I also don't want them pooping on straight onto the floor so my my bedding protects the chickens legs and my flooring
     
  7. tadaen sylverma

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    Look up the deep litter method. Uses shavings but cleaning is minimal so it's not like you need to buy shavings every 2 weeks or whatever.
     

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