another grass based question...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by scottiedogscott, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. scottiedogscott

    scottiedogscott Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i forgot to say that my grass isnt flat and slightly slanted. does anyone reccomend anything as far as placing a run or coop on the grass? i have a rabbit and a tortoise who atm are part time sharing a large run. we find it hard to place it without it being gaps underneath not huge but still. luckily the bottom is covered in a plastic netting. however the chickens will be out there permanently so i want a way to solve this problem for good.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, with the chickens, the grass will be gone in no time. I say a wire skirting is the best way to go, or bury the wire if possible as preds will dig under to get them.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I agree with silkie.

    My run had lots of grass in it. It was gone within a week.... right down to the bare ground.
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    Yes , our grass was totally bare in less than a week . DH added sand in the run area and now they are playing and dusting with the sandand dirt . They love it
     
  5. scottiedogscott

    scottiedogscott Out Of The Brooder

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    im not talking about the amount of grass im talking about the ground itself it isnt flat. its slanted and lumpy. it goes up and down
     

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