Sunday, December 04, 2011

Chicken Coop and Pen Deep Litter Method

First thing I did when I went out this morning was to hang up the Christmas Santa flag.

Then I cut some more pine branches.

Then I raked up some of the leaves
by the chicken coop
and put down a fresh layer
in the pen.

The leaves will give the chickens
something to dig and spread around
when they get up in the morning.

The chickens are out there
under the trees
scratching up
good things to eat.

 It's been a while since I've seen these videos about deep litter.
I've been following this method and it works
as long as I keep adding new litter.
I clear out the pen when it needs it...

I would like to try some silage, but haven't been able to get any.


December Quotes
My Favorite Quotations On Giving


4 - We make a living by what we get.
we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill

3 - What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. P.D.James

2. - May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive,
which is wrapped in thoughtfulness,
and tied with love. L.O.Baird

1. - We should give as we would receive, cheerfully,
quickly, and without hesitation;
for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. ~Seneca


Leigh said...

I've been experimenting using leaves for deep litter and agree, it works! Love your December quotes too.

Bloody Frida said...

I use the deep liter method during the winter - it helps with insulation too! :)

LindaG said...

Thanks for this information! :-)

John Gray said...

love the banner.....x

Gill - That British Woman said...

I would like to think that 2012 will be the year we get chickens.....we'll see,

Gill in Canada

Vicki Lane said...

Now that our garden's over, our chicks are able to roam and what fun they're having.

Kateri said...

I just learned of the deep litter method a few days ago and I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it myself. It makes so much sense for winter months!