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post #1 of 6
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So I am in the process of building a run for my chickens so they can be out while I am at work. How do yall keep it clean and from not getting muddy? The coop I have now my chickens can access the ground and its so muddy and gross from the way the weather has been and im trying to avoid that with the run im building. The new coop we have for them is raised off the ground.
post #2 of 6
I have my run covered with the plastic panels from lowes. I have about 4-6" of wood chips (undyed and uncoated) and it works great. No mud and the chickens love scratching for bugs.
post #3 of 6

I don't have to worry about muddiness where I am at. I do know that you can put plastic panels or  tin on the top of it. For drainage you might want to put wood chips or sand.

 

 

Hope this helped!:cool:

The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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post #4 of 6

I started my run with 12-18 inches of free wood chips.

 

No mud, odors, or flies...

 

Read up on "Deep Litter".

 

Lots of information on this site.

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Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your input!
post #6 of 6

Guess you don't have space to put the run on skids and move it around?

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