floor covering in run ?pic

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fernandthechicks, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. fernandthechicks

    fernandthechicks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 14, 2008
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Hi,i`am new at this i was wondering if i need to put saw dust or something on the run floor,because they eat and scratch of the dirt and dont want them to get sick.
  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I have almost of foot of large-particle sand in my run, and it's great. The sand is the type used by contractors who lay pavers for driveways.
  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    I wouldn't put anything in there. That's a chickens job, to scratch in the dirt [​IMG] Just make sure there is nothing harmful in there like glass, or any kind of chemical fertilizer.
  4. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    If they eat a bit of dirt it helps with digestion. I will need to put down some sand just to help keep my eggs cleaner. It's the muddy, slushy season here.

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