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Night Cage

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« on: June 23, 2009, 11:16:20 am »

It's on a natural slope.  The front is almost 4 inches lower than the back.  If I did concrete, I think flat at an angle would be rather simple.

Newest thing learned:  Deep litter is BAD in the summer.  By turning it everyday, I was able to evaluate the condition of the straw.  Fluffing it helps it dry.  The problem occurs when the next bale is added in.  It becomes heavy, squashing the lower layers, and causing mold.  I removed all the straw when I saw that.  I then put down a very light, "see through" layer of straw.  This allowed enough air to get the stones below to dry.  I found that another thin scattering of straw over the new poop spots allows the poop to dry.  It also makes a nice mat that is easy to fork up into the compost. 

This will work while I research concrete.

So far, all my ducks appear happy and healthy.
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