In the Brooder
- Jan 25, 2021
I agree to the deep method. Not only does it keep the floor warmer, and not slippery, but it keeps out the drafts. I actually let it build up, adding clean shavings regularly, then I actually rake top layer and bank it to the walls. Here in Maine it can get cold. I do this in my chicken coop, duck coop and goat barn. I also will let my chickens stay w my goats as they put out some body heat. I find sharing the heat and banking the sides my birds don't get frostbite on the coombs hardly. It's a win as they also keep my goat barn healthier. They all seem to know what to eat and what Not to eat. The deep bedding also keeps the snow from freezing on top ( turning it to ice. ) the very bottom stays frozen. On nice days after its built up I just do a regular top layer clean out. A complete over haul is done come spring.