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Lively discussions on all things related to raising these feathered friends

We love chickens! Here you'll find lively discussions on how to raise these fun, feathered fowl. We've got great posts to help first-timers get started, plus daily discussions to keep more experienced hands learning (or showing off!)

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Woodman
By Woodman on Sun, Mar 9, 2014 - 11:43pm

LItter for chickens

What are you using for chicken bedding or litter?  Usually I spread hay in the coop, raking it a bit or spreading a new layer on top at needed.  It gets to be mess soon though especially in the winter since not much decomposing happens and the chickens spend more time inside.     Finally getting above freezing yesterday, I was able to pry up the frozen mat and place some new dry hay down.  I should probably try some finer material like shavings or composted leaves.     

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