straw bedding for deep litter method??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by greghost, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. greghost

    greghost Just Hatched

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    I'm planning on building my coop with a dirt floor and using the Dlm method .Question is will it work with straw bedding instead of wood chips?Or am I betteroff putting a plywood floor in and changing the bedding every 2-3 weeks?Rather not go that route!! opinions are appreciated thanks in advance for your replies,Bob
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Put in a plywood floor to keep anything from digging in, cover it with plastic (sheet vinyl, a tarp, etc) and do DLM. That is how mine are (well, mine both have floors because they are elevated, but in any case I would not have a dirt floor because of the burrowing thing.

    ETA I personally do not like straw for much except my nest boxes. I have put some leftover chopped straw in my deep litter, but I won't use regular straw in the coops or the run.
     
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