What is minimum size for Deep Little Method?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by candr01, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. candr01

    candr01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small coop and covered run for our two girls. I've been thinking about moving to a deep litter method for the run but the area is quite small, just 4'x8'. Does it matter that it is such a small space or could DL still work? I think keeping things dry is important in DL management, right? Hmmm, that might be a challenge in the wet weather we've had of late.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    I don't think there's any size limit.
    Dry is always best.
     
  3. candr01

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    But I don't ever read of anyone with a small coop using the DL method so I wonder if maybe it just turns into a big hulking mess???? I'm using sand right now which has been great in the summer but not so great in the winter. Am thinking about alternatives
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    IMO, DL is just that. Regardless of the size of the building I put down pine shavings, even if it's a 2X4 broody apartment. It just gives a medium for the feces to mix with and dry out.
    For exposed runs, I use straw.
     

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