Run and deep litter help please

Suejordn

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We just made our Bantam chicken flock a new run on the side of our house. It has a roof so little to no rain should get in. I really would like to do the deep litter method so we can use the compost for our gardens. I really am not sure what are the best materials. We live in Northern California so it is very moist here. Can anyone help me with what materials to use. Right now it has some bigger gravel and some dirt from where we had to dig to make the run.
 

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Suejordn

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Keep the litter for the coop. Out in the run doesn't need it. (Mold issues)
Use sand, or dirt in the run
Are you saying I shouldn’t try the deep litter method in my run? My coop is super small and has a removable floor that I just change out every couple days. I really don’t want any odor problems in my run. Plus I have veggie gardens and I would love to put my chicken to good use mixing up some compost for me. Are you thinking it would mold in my run even though it’s covered? Sorry, just trying to clarify.
 
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Are you saying I shouldn’t try the deep litter method in my run? My coop is super small and has a removable floor that I just change out every couple days. I really don’t want any odor problems in my run. Plus I have veggie gardens and I would love to put my chicken to good use mixing up some compost for me. Are you thinking it would mold in my run even though it’s covered? Sorry, just trying to clarify.
I only say this, because I know. I would hate so see your precious babies sick or hurt. I have learned the hard way, too many times.
 

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