Thanks guys!!! Now, is there a specific reason to have sand in the run? Our run is grassy. Other than having to pull out all of the pokey plants (thistleweed), it hasn't seemed like a problem. Something I should know about, though? The flock spent their first night in the coop last night, not contained in the brood box. They were a bit confused, lol. But they seem to like it. Today, DH is going to install the door, so I don't have to carry birds out of the coop and drop them over the run fence. Been doing that for far too long and it's getting old. Especially now that the roos are getting peckish.
you can put sand down if you have a muddy run
we are on the side of a hill so any rain drains away quickly
how big is your grassy run?
unless it's huge like 100' square the birds will soon eat every blade of grass.
Edited by piglett - 8/25/13 at 11:42am