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Could anyone suggest a ground cover for a chicken run that is safe for the chickens and will keep the soil from being moist all the time?

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Welcome!  Fixing any issues  with drainage is very important, then adding a solid roof would be great.  Deep bedding with shavings and/ or mulch works fine too.  Mud is not helpful!  Mary

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Welcome!  Fixing any issues  with drainage is very important, then adding a solid roof would be great.  Deep bedding with shavings and/ or mulch works fine too.  Mud is not helpful!  Mary
Is there any particular type of bedding that you would recommend?
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Welcome!  Fixing any issues  with drainage is very important, then adding a solid roof would be great.  Deep bedding with shavings and/ or mulch works fine too.  Mud is not helpful!  Mary
Is there any particular type of bedding that you would recommend?

Here's a great description of contents and how to manage organic 'bedding' in a run or coop...and there's a great video of what it looks like.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1037998/muddy-run-help-please#post_16017992

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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