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#31 2016-09-04 17:09:51

PLB
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From: tatamagouche ns canada
Registered: 2016-08-17
Posts: 73

Re: Deep Litter Method

been deep littering for many years, love it. im very lazy and have many things on the go all the time. this saves time and does a bit of composting along the way. i use pine wood chips also hardwood (as im a cabinet maker) straw hay and what everelse i end up with.it doesnt work well with geese,they dont scratch,so my chickens run with my geese.no smell and very easy to load,clean and spread.

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#32 2016-09-04 18:36:16

Pippin'
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From: Chilliwack, BC
Registered: 2015-12-27
Posts: 68

Re: Deep Litter Method

We've found that straw on top of wood shavings/sawdust on top of hydrated lime works quite nicely on top of our wood floors. Straw catches the big stuff; shavings & dust soak up the wet; lime raises the pH. Special attention needs to be given to the roost area, but many times the rest of the coop stays quite dry. I wouldn't call Chilliwack a naturally dry area either!

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#33 2016-09-04 19:47:02

Sunfeathers
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From: Vancouver Island, North
Registered: 2014-05-15
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Re: Deep Litter Method

I'm trying lime this year on top of my wood floor and under a sawdust peat mix. I like peat in the damp winter here but too dusty in summer. I tried deep litter last year but started too late in the fall so had some ammonia problems at first. Putting the new beds in this week..

I was reading that hydrated lime can help with mites, etc. Has anyone heard of this?

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