Floor of run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hawgon, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I use for the floor of my run? It was a garden bed before so kinda muddy.
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  2. imusa76

    imusa76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-5" of Sand, it dries quick, and had good drainage.
     
  3. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sand.
     
  4. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sand it is, just play sand ok or ?
     
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  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I bought a coarse sand/pea gravel mixture from a landscape/mulch company - MUCH cheaper than buying by the bag...probably $12-15 a ton if you have access to a pick-up truck. Playground sand would work though...many use it.
     
  6. tuckertori

    tuckertori Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you putting a roof on it? I live near Seattle and we actually extended our roofline in November. Even with sand, I wonder if you will have challenges with puddling. My girls really like being able to find supper dry dirt to dust bathe in. From what I have read on BYC, the wet soil is more likely to grow mites and other insects too.
     

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