digging perimeter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by beach livin', Dec 28, 2011.

  1. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the girls are digging along the inside perimeter of the run. i thought i cleared the space out pretty good. but they have unearthed half a piece of plywood, an old soda can, and a flot to an old fishing net. I ended up cleaning the entire area and coop yesterday. i found some old bricks around the back shed, so i put them down where they have dug the ditches, and i sent hubby to fetch a couple wheelbarrows worth of dirt from the neighbors dirt pile. i just filled in behind, over, and in front of the bricks. im sure today they will uncover all the bricks and spread all the dirt around the run [​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I am having the same trouble with my girls in the greenhouse. We used a foot or so of gravel around the edges and they are digging it all up. You just can't stop them from digging. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    You just can't stop them from digging

    A wire "apron" will stop them from digging along the edges of the runs​
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:A wire "apron" will stop them from digging along the edges of the runs

    X2

    Chris
     
  5. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an apron on the exterior, but not the interior where they are digging
     
  6. K-9mom

    K-9mom Out Of The Brooder

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    mine started the same thing this week. also have dug out places to lay outside
     

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