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Chicken Katrina

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by marcus connor, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help what other things can I put in my chicken pen than dirt or sand so it does not look like this.
     
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  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm no expert, but a layer of gravel type stuff, and then a layer of mulch, dirt, or woodchips may work. I had an area that did that...it is really annoying.
     
  3. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what if i put a lot of sand then some pine woodchips
     
  4. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i guess it would work the same as the rocks and act as a draining thing underneath the woodchips.
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    You problem is not a cover problem it is a drainage problem Your top soil in my estimation is compiled with a lot of clay which impedes surface water from draining down into the water table. The easiest fix (if possible) is to relocate your coop into an elevated area on your property that remains dry.

    In my area we have a product called taillings from the crush stone quarry that if you laid a base of say six to eight inches down to elevate and form a platform that should keep your run and coop area dry. The next best course of action is to install some sort of french drain or drainage well to disperse the water from where your chicken coop is located.


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  6. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where would i get one of these.
     
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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  9. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ment,is it diy or buy at store but nevermind
     
  10. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tomorrow i am going to get a 4 foot pvc pipe,2 buckets,mulch,and pea gravel,and dig a hole in the chicken house,drill holes in the buckets,attach the pvc to it,drill holes at the end of pvc,and cover up and done.does that sound like it would fix my probblem
     

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