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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 deep: deep-litter system
2.
kept in or produced by the deep-litter method: deep-litter eggs
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