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    12-02-2013, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons    
Read up on Deep Litter method. You put down about 8-12 inches of shavings. You stir the poop in and as it decomposes, it generates heat. The shavings will also insulate the ground. Come spring you strip everything out. I put a bale of straw down because that was all I had a few weeks ago and I'm ready to clean it out. So messy.

You have to have just the right conditions for the deep litter to work. Chicken poo is high in ammonis and, it things aren't JUST RIGHT, you can end up with all kinds of respiratory problems from the ammonia.
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    12-02-2013, 09:53 PM
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I know this has probably been posted....but it merits reposting!!

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    12-02-2013, 09:58 PM
And every word of it is true!
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    12-03-2013, 09:45 AM
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
And every word of it is true!
I love when she talks about standing out in the rain watching them- I think those are the moments where my husband just looks out the window at me and sighs, wondering what in the world has happened to me since we got chickens.
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    12-03-2013, 10:01 AM
Originally Posted by egrogan    
I love when she talks about standing out in the rain watching them- I think those are the moments where my husband just looks out the window at me and sighs, wondering what in the world has happened to me since we got chickens.
My favorite part was, "Chickens are a gateway livestock.", that was hilarious and it's soooo true.
    12-03-2013, 10:14 AM
I already had the livestock; the chickens were the last to enter the picture!
    12-03-2013, 06:30 PM
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The best Mercedes ad EVER!!

I just can't stop watching it......BWAHAHAHA!!
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    12-03-2013, 06:48 PM
"You will flock with other people with chickens...." UMMM SOOOO TRUE! Hello!

That lady is DEAD ON!

*says the crazy chicken lady living in the mid south attempting to run an eco farm and has gone WEEKS without seeing another person outside of her family and would rather cuss her birds instead of hold a conversation about shopping and is possibly buying a pony that she can plow her garden with and and and and.... *
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    12-29-2013, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by egrogan    
For those of you in very cold places, do you have dirt floors on your coop? If so, do you cover the dirt with something else in the winter?
My coop is raised, aids in it being predator resistant. It has a plywood floor that I covered with a sheet of vinyl. I keep a thick layer of shavings to not only keep it bone dry but also so the chickens don't see and peck at the shiny floor.

I'll never have anything other than a raised coop, mine is done so I can open the doors on the long end, slide a muck bucket slightly under it, then climb on in and use a push broom (or a flat plastic shovel in winter) and shove the entire contents into the bucket. I can clean my chicken coop completely in less than 20 minutes and that's with anally sweeping out every last bit of dust, cobwebs and all other ick.
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    01-31-2014, 01:27 PM
Hi Horse Forum chicken ladies- I miss hearing about your birds! I've been reading some over on the "backyard chickens" forum lately, but I always walk away utterly depressed because every thread I read about medical issues seems to end in people losing their lovely birds :( I need a little more light-hearted chicken chat!

It's so bitterly cold not much is going on with my ladies, but on the couple of rare days that it's been close to getting above freezing, I've given them a "cabbage tetherball" to play with, which they love:
Fun with cabbage - YouTube

Anyone getting ready for new chicks this spring? I don't think I'm going to be adding at all this year, so will have to live vicariously through all of you.

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