Chicken Bedding

Moisture management in the chicken coop affects litter dryness. As the litter becomes damper more ammonia is released with more odour generated, and the nitrogen content of the litter decreases. Ammonia can potentially pose health problems for both chickens and staff working in the chicken coops.

 

Damp new bedding material encourages the growth of the fungus Aspergillus, a potential cause of disease in young chickens. Damp litter is also cold, which creates problems in getting chickens started well. Overall, damp litter is detrimental to chicken welfare, chicken health and productive performance.

 

The quality of chicken litter is controlled by the ammonia levels. By storing water, the chicken litter moisture is reduced, particularly during winter periods when temperatures and ventilation rates are lower. Attapulgite bedding for chicken coop, when incorporated in chicken litter, can be reused to deliver nutrients to plants as required, and to improve soil condition, given its useful properties for fertiliser and for soil amendment.

Product Name - Chicken Bed

Product Specification - Bin 13 attapulgite fines

Packaging - 7L bag and 1/2 tonne bags
Benefits
  • Attapulgite fines keep your chicken coop clean and fresh, aiding chicken litter management. 

  • Eliminates ammonia smells                              

  • Reduced microbial loads in chicken litter.

  • Reuse as enriched fertiliser and soil amendment.

Application

Step 1: Clean existing chicken coop making sure any damp areas are dried up to prepare for your Attapulgite application 

 

Step 2: Manually spread the Attapulgite Chicken Coop bedding to the chicken coop floor at a rate of 5 - 10 kg per M2. 

 

Step 3: If using existing bedding, thoroughly blend the Attapulgite Chicken Coop bedding with existing organic materials such as saw dust or wood chips for efficient neutralisation of Ammonia and volatile odours within the chicken coop. 

 

Step 4: Let the Attapulgite Chicken Coop bedding sit for an hour and observe to start the neutralisation of Ammonia, litter moisture and odours.

 

Step 5: For effective removal of ammonia and healthy chicken coop environment continue steps 1-3 on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the size/no. of birds, moisture, ammonia and bacterial levels in the chicken coop.