Types of Litter
The type of litter used will depend upon availability, suitability and economics. Types of litter most commonly used include wood shavings, sawdust, rice husk, straw, corncobs and groundnut hulls. When using rice husk it is advisable to use thin layer of paper on top of the litter to prevent the feeders and fountains from getting filled with husk.
The objective is to maintain litter in a dry condition. Normal dry litter usually contains 20 to 25% moisture. Whenever it holds more moisture it becomes caked. Therefore additional ventilation and removing wet or caked litter is important, so as to maintain litter quality. Addition of fresh litter will help in maintaining proper litter condition. Please ensure that litter is not dusty.