My dear husband has built me a chicken coop and I need to know what would be the best ground cover. The coop and run are on a dirt only area of my backyard.
Need suggestions for best ground cover for my new chicken coop
Different people do different things. I use pine wood shavings on dirt in my coop. I left the run dirt.
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Edited by Ridgerunner - 10/18/09 at 7:56am
coop area wood shavings, and sand is WONDERFUL for the run area
I agree sand is better in the run than hay. It will stay drier which means it is less likely to smell and is easier to clean. You can use hay, straw, wood chips, wood shavings, whatever you want in the coop, but I find hay and straw tends to clump together and can be harder to remove when it is time to clean it out. I don't know your size or set-up. If it is a small coop, the hay might work fine. Of course, you can always try one thing and if that does not work out for you, you can come back with something different.