floor of my run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ozzchicken, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. ozzchicken

    ozzchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Can Iuse the ground,grass as the floor of my run or should I cover it with some type of bedding? I live in eastern PA
     
  2. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, in the run. But it will quickly become dirt, and if drainage isn't good, mud. Sand is the best. In the coop, wood shavings are best.
     
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  3. Newbie in Screamer Al

    Newbie in Screamer Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto on the run. And great for the coop. I am going to use saw dust,(coarse) in the coop after I use up my shavings. It will be easier to scoop clean. I was going to do sand in the coop as well, but I have a hardwood mill near me that has a great sawdust available for 5 bucks a pick up full.
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  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You might take a look at my muddy run page (link in .sig below), I know from the title it may not *sound* relevant to your question but actually it is likely to pretty thoroughly answer it [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  5. ozzchicken

    ozzchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the advice,Thank you
     

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