Scratch and deep litter method?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ScottM, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. ScottM

    ScottM Songster

    K, this might b a beginner question, but should I be throwing down scratch inside the coop if I'm using the deep litter method? What about table scraps? Or would that encourage rodents?

  2. joymac

    joymac Chirping

    Sep 17, 2011
    Southeastern NC
    I do use the deep litter method and throw scratch in, they just stir the litter up and it seems ok.
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    scratch is ok. I would toss table scraps in the coop.
  4. truper

    truper In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    [​IMG] I wouldn't throw table scraps in my coop.I feel that This would bring in rodents and also when they scratch around in their bedding it will also put small parts of table scraps into the bedding making a possibility of rottage and then possible unwanted insects.If you have a run that is where I'd throw it.Also they won't eat some things and that's more mess to clean

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