- Mar 16, 2014
I have 7 chicks about 5 weeks old. We are in the process of building a coop and a run. I have books about raising chickens....read just about everything I can on internet about raising chickens......I am feeling a bit overwhelmed!!. I am very interested in deep litter method.....but don't want to use DE.....also have read that I need to have some sort of baby pool so I can mix up a concoction of....sand dirt wood ash. My husband says I am worrying too much. We have a lot of land....and are surrounded by a lot of land. He says to just let the chickens do their thing. He says that they will find a place to dust bath...and if I turn their wood shavings a couple tiMes a week that I won't need DE. I will gladly take any advice I can get.