Do you let your run "rest"?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by curtsey13, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. curtsey13

    curtsey13 Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2010
    Pennington, NJ
    We have a large run area (30 x30) with 11 chickens and access to free range grazing. Our run area has had a rough winter and I wasn't sure if we should rest it (we can section it off to keep the chickens off of it) or if just putting down sand would be the way to go. I'm use to rotating fields with horses and our dogs, but not sure if the same principles apply to chickens [​IMG]
  2. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2010
    Central Florida
    It certainly couldn't hurt. We all need a break after a hard winter. [​IMG]
  3. buckeyefever

    buckeyefever Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    Sunbury, OH
    I have 7 chickens and just moved my PoultryNet fencing to give the girls a fresh grass run. Since last spring they have pretty much scratched up everything in their previous grass run, so now I am seeding it and going to let it re-establish, while they work on scratching up the new run.

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