concrete run, BBrrrr!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ScoobyRoo, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I'm thinking I need to put something on the concrete so that it is not soooo cold. They free range most of the day so it's not like they are on it all day. Leaves be okay? I want to keep the straw for the coop, but if it will help I guess I can put that on the ground as well. My first year (winter) with chickens. Any suggestions?
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I wish I could help... I just don;t know. Lots of folks throw leaves in their runs for the chooks to scratch around in, so I'd say that would be good [​IMG]
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Any type of litter, leaves, pine shavings, hay, straw. How big is your coop? Do you have any pics?
  4. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    How about for sand?

    Should you put something over top of it, or, is it alright alone?
  5. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put hay over top of my sand in the run
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I swear the best thing for concrete is cover it with dirt, yes it soundscrazy but I have a concrete slap in my coop and I never used any litter or wood or anything but Dirt and they love it. and it is easier for clean up than what people think.

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