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  1. LolaTroy

    LolaTroy Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood shavings will get nasty quick if they are outside. I would suggest doing the run in sand.
     
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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