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Sand floor and deep litter?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sniper338, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our land is all sand... dig in it and its like dry beach sand... if i build a coop and do a deep littler floor will this work really well or hurt my deep litter making?


    Better off to do deep little on concrete slab floors??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Why not just use what you have, sand works really good in a warmer climate like yours, I use it in my turkeys shed, scoop the poop out as necessary.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Won't hurt it, but you may need to bring in some 'active' soil if you want a composting type of deep litter to get things started.
     
  4. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm.... well idea is to get a deep litter compost thing going to throw on the gardens and till in.... then get s compost pile going...
     

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