My run is currently just dirt. You know what chickens do to grass. I don't like how muddy it gets so I am debating on wood chips or sand. Does anyone have any suggestions. When we get rain(if you are from Indiana you know how much) some of the chickens will get little mud balls on their toes. Then they have to have a pedicure, which they really do not enjoy.
My runs are currently all just dirt as well. I'm getting ready to clean out a bunch of old shavings, pine bedding from TSC, and plan to add it to the runs. I didn't plan my runs very well and the wheelbarrow doesn't fit into a couple places which means more shoveling/raking, but I'm hoping this will help the muddy mess when it rains.
I prefer wood chips, we get them from a local tree service or when the power company trims trees. All the rain this past few weeks, its time to add again.