Bark Dust ?!?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Miz Mary, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just built a coop RUN on an area that has small bark dust ..over weed guard !! I know I need to take out the weed guard so they dont scratch it up and eat it , but will the bark dust hurt them ??? I can shovel it out and it would be just dirt .... or should I leave it ??
     
  2. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with bark dust. Is it like real dust or is it more like bark chips only smaller?
     
  3. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind! I just googled. [​IMG] I would think that would be quite fine. But yes, as you've said, take out the weed guard. The chickens will scratch at the bark dust and mix it all in with the dirt before you know it.
     

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