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For those of you who keep chickens, what type of "litter" method do you use in your coop?


We have been using hay, but that has resulted in 2 of our chickens dying of impacted crops, and otherwise having their innards clogged with lay, which their water or food had spilled into. My chicken co-housing chicken coop and I are trying to find ways to prevent this happening to any more of our chickens.

 

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    Karen Szklany Gault (Seafarer Mama) 3 years ago

    Yes, important distinction! Thanks, for the reminder,, Rochelle.Will discuss with the rest of my "coop" co-op members. ~:0)

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    Karen Szklany Gault (Seafarer Mama) 3 years ago

    Hi Robin ~ Thank you. I will check to see what our sand sources are...and would definitely not use play sand, either, for a number of reasons.

    Our group does consult The Chicken Chick. Love her blog...which has been very useful to us. ~:0)

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    Robin Edmondson (Robin) 3 years ago

    I put the grit in their food. Should I be putting it in a separate container? Also, don't they eat some of the sand as their grit?

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    Karen Szklany Gault (Seafarer Mama) 3 years ago

    Thank you for your thoughtful response,.selisalister. We already have a day each week where the hay is cleaned out and new hay is put on..so I wonder what other protections need to be in place.


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