Best material for chicken run--sand?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sammysue78, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. sammysue78

    sammysue78 Hatching

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    Do you put sand in your run? Does it work well? Right now it's just...well..mud, this time of year---very messy and wet (in Seattle). Anyone use sand?
     

  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

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    I've used sand before. The girls love to dust bathe in it, however, it doesn't last long. When we had a really wet spell, most of it washed away within three weeks. Currently, I have much in the run and it's my favorite, so I'll probably stick to that.
     
  3. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

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    I use sand and love it, I made a boarder with 2x6's to hold it in and put landscape fabric down to keep it from washing away, any water drains and leaves the sand.
     
  4. Messipaw

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    Love sand. Love it.
     

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