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Bark chippings for run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by micalou, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. micalou

    micalou New Egg

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    Am i ok to use bark chippings in run
    Or should i use wood chippings?
    The damp weather is setting in and very messy
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If you are talking the bagged stuff, I like wood chips or big shavings better if you can't get sand or gravel, they hold up better than bark and don't mold as easily. If you mean you are chipping it yourself, I don't worry if it is mixed wood/bark, I do try to avoid getting any black walnut though.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can put most anything in the run. Some of it is easier to manage than others. It is possible to put nothing in the run, and just go with the native soil.

    Chris
     
  4. micalou

    micalou New Egg

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    Hi there
    I contacted my local council
    Got wood chips today
    5 happy girls
    Apart from rain all day
    Im such a mum actually worried they were goin to bed wet
    So packed out the coop with more shavings and straw
     

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