1. LolaTroy

    LolaTroy In the Brooder

    Alright, so I'm getting silkies, and I heard they don't like their feet in the mud.
    I have an outdoor coop with dirt ground, and it tends to rain a lot here. Should I put something down for my chickens?
    Like maybe wood shaving?
  2. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    Wood shavings will get nasty quick if they are outside. I would suggest doing the run in sand.
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    If you can put down sand, this must be a run ? my chickens run is practically dirt to, but we let them roam the yard.
  4. MarinMama

    MarinMama Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    we have big wood chips, kind of like the stuff in playgrounds and it has not gotten gross...they dig around. every few days i spray down the run, not because the wood chips are dirty but because it has been hot and I wanted to help keep my chickens cool.

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