floor covering in run ?pic

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

  1. fernandthechicks

    fernandthechicks In the Brooder

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    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.
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  2. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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    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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