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Deep Litter Method. My coop didn't smell, there was no ammonia scent at all, and the coop consistently stayed 10 degrees or more higher than the outside temperature due to the decomposing litter and the chickens' body heat. I will definitely use this method every winter going forward. It is inexpensive, easy and you end up with perfectly composted litter each spring !
Deep litter is a method of chicken waste management that calls for droppings and bedding material to compost inside the chicken coop instead of being cleaned out and replaced regularly. If choosing to employ the built-up litter method, it should be well understood and properly managed. Here's how!
Inside the Chicken Coop: The Deep Litter Method. The lazy way to raise happy, healthy chickens. | Backyard Chicken Project