bottom of the run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenMami6, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. ChickenMami6

    ChickenMami6 Hatching

    Mar 29, 2016
    Hello! First timer here :) We just got 6 little feather babies and we have designed and are in the process of building an awesome coop and a decent size run. My question: what do you line your run with???
    We're doing a half wood covered/half fence covered run.
    Thanks in advance!

  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Crowing

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Most people allow their run to be dirt floor with a deep litter on top. This is because it is easier to clean, stays nicer, and chickens like having access to dirt.
    They bury hardware cloth about six inches around the run to prevent predators from digging under run and line the first 3 feet with hardware cloth around run.

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