1. MyRedStarz

    MyRedStarz In the Brooder

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    Is it ok to put down some cut grass in the run instead if something like straw? Just trying to keep the mud down when it rains here in FL...
     
  2. c2chicks

    c2chicks Chirping

    some folks have had bad experiences with grass creating sour crop issues. If the pieces of grass are too big and your chickens are little piggies, they can get sour crop. The few times I've tried a little grass it got all mushy and stinky in the humidity. If you mix it with something (dried leaves, pine straw) it will turn out a better "compost". Since you're in Florida, you might want to give sand a try. Sand is great in the run--drains well, doesn't smell, the girls love to root around in it and it's cheap! There are many threads here re: sand. If you do a search, you'll find all kind of info. I love my sand....
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    Sand is great to add to a run to keep it dry. I found that 4 to 6 inches does nicely.

    Chris
     

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