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4 January 2012 No Comment

chickens walkingExplore the benefits of moss peat for a Chicken Moss Peat can be benefit chicken keepers a permanent benefit to chicken and owners for keeping the chicken coop clean.

Chicken Moss Peat a Perfect Combination Maybe?

Chicken Moss peat, however, does away with all this, if it is put from three to four inches thick on the ground of the chicken coop and turned over occasionally.

Chicken Coop Cleaning

Where moss peat is used, a chicken coop  should require less cleaning, and there should be less smell. The moss peat is a deodoriser. In all cases where this is used there should be a floor of some kind in the coop, so that the damp from the ground does not get to the peat and make it clammy. It should always be kept dry, and on a cold morning during the autumn and winter, grain of some kind should be thrown in the moss so as to give them something to do in scratching after it.

If you have multiple chickens its quite common for the chickens to  dust themselves in the peat.   Using moss peat for chickens is a good way  to  keep the birds nice and sweet.   Also If any chicken eggs are dropped from the roost it is scarcely ever broken, and when the chickens return  t o the coop from the wet or damp ground it is nice and dry for their feet.

Chickens tend to  to  like moss peat and  they will often scratch a hole in it and lay their eggs instead of going into the nests. Not only is it beneficial to the birds in this way, but it holds all the smell, manure is also very valuable when it comes out of the coop which can be used on the garden

Chicken Moss Display

Moss peat is a splendid thing to be used in chicken coops, especially early in the season, and also in pens for fowls when they are being prepared for show purposes, as it keeps the birds beautifully clean and sweet.

However there is a cost to  the environment as it is not a renewable source.

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