How to dry brine chicken

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Leaves must be completely dry before using.Leaves break down quickly và a lot more then wood shavings, tốt or straw. So you"ll need what looks to lớn be "too much" khổng lồ start with.Rake up any dry leaves you don"t use and bag them up to showroom to the coop later. Otherwise you"ll be waiting for a dry day và turning leaf piles to dry them out enough to lớn use them. *pain in the butt*Leaves make a great start if you"re using the deep litter method.If you decide to shred your leaves first, just run them over with the lawn mower then dump the bag full into the coop.Every few days I scatter ahandful of scratch, boss or other treats in the leaves khổng lồ encourage thechickens lớn scratch & turn the leaves.

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The pros:
Since leaves fall from the trees they are essentially a không lấy phí bedding source.Neighbors won"t care if you take their extra leaves especially if you rake them up too.(You might even get someone lớn pay you for leaf raking và removal!)Since leaves fall from the trees they are essentially a không tính phí bedding source.Neighbors won"t care if you take their extra leaves especially if you rake them up too. (You might even getsomeone to pay you for leaf raking and removal!)Leaves are a great money saver for large coops that takes several bags of shavings lớn fill. Dry leaves địa chỉ the "brown" khổng lồ the chicken poop which is "green". Give them some time to lớn mix it all together & you"ll have excellent homemade compost! Adding new leaves is a great boredom buster. Showroom them on a rainy "can"t go outside lớn play" day và the chickens will have a grand old time scratching around in them. The cons:You only have 1 time of year khổng lồ collect the leaves, và it has khổng lồ be done on a dry day. Leaves tend khổng lồ mat down when wet so it"s very important to lớn clean up any water bowl spills or rain leaks right away.Since chickens have a hard time turning wet leaves over, they can get moldy.Bagged leaves need stored in a covered area. If moisture gets in the bag they could start lớn rot và become useless for the chickens.That"s it. Leaves are an excellent replacement for wood shavings, hay & straw. They"re miễn phí and they"re already in your backyard! What more could you ask for?~LIf you"re into using alternatives to traditional coop bedding, check out what happened when I used Shredded newspaper as coop bedding. Want information on raising chickens sent right lớn your thư điện tử weekly?Click right here to lớn join my listand get new posts sent directly to lớn you the day they"re published. You"ll also get the không lấy phí download25 Ways to save money raising chickens.
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UnknownDecember 2, năm trước at 11:12 PM

I agree! I've been dumping dry leaves into the coops (I have two) since I cleaned them out in September. It's free, the chickens love the leaves, and my neighbors are happy lớn bag them up & deliver them. Win, win!

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AnonymousAugust 24, 2018 at 3:19 PM

I've been using leaves in my chicken run since last fall và have been very happy. I just dump a large trash bag of dried leaves & the hens go through it & distribute it around the run within a few hours. Within a couple of days the leaves are broken up into smaller pieces. The only negative I've seen is that they get kind funky when it rains. Since I live in the arid southwest, this isn't really a problem for me but I'm thinking that it could be a problem if you live I an area that gets a lot of rain.

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UnknownMay 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM

I have already tried using dried tree leaves without knowing the consequences và I believed it worked và gave an asset, compost, in the end. Now, reading your report I feel relieved that I did not make a mistake in trying out my leaves idea.