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Shredded corn cobs for coop litter.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dao1947, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. dao1947

    dao1947 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone used shredded corn cobs for litter on the coop floor? How did it work? Does it compost well?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I used it as deep litter in my pigeon lofts until it became too pricey for me. I really liked it. It composts relatively slowly for me - about 3 to 4 years to break down in my experience, but I don't 'turn' my pile as frequently as I should.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Back in the day, that's what dad always brought home from the elevator for me to use. It was fairly absorbent and I used a shovel and huge wheel barrow to truck it out to the berries and fruit trees.

    I've priced it a couple times over the past few years and found it absurdly high and had to pass. Too bad.
     

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