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would a deep litter method be easier for me?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hilltop ranch, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. hilltop ranch

    hilltop ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I am starting my coop in an existing shed that has a dirt floor already so would it be easier to just try to start a deep layer or just use a little straw?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It would depend if the shed door opens in and how much height it is off the floor if deep liter would work well for you.

    If you can get six inches of wood shaving liter on the floor you'll find it easier.

    You'll want to provide an apron of wire on around the shed to deter digging predators if you keep the dirt floor.
     
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  3. hilltop ranch

    hilltop ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, and yes the shed door opens and will usually be open during the day after they get acclimated. Would sawdust or woodchips work? something I can get from my local sawmill?
     

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