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deep-litter

noun (modifier) poultry farming
  1. denoting a system in which a number of hens are housed in one covered enclosure, within which they can move about freely, on a layer of straw or wood shavings several centimetres deepdeep-litter system
  2. kept in or produced by the deep-litter methoddeep-litter eggs
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