Ground cover for coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by markwoods55, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. markwoods55

    markwoods55 New Egg

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    Are pine (not cedar) wood chips ok for ground cover? I have thirteen hens in 200 sq ft outdoor run with coop enclosed within. Frequent rain keeps ground muddy and straw is breaking down immediately. Is there a better ground cover than chips?

    Thank you
    Mark Woods
     
  2. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Out Of The Brooder

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    Sand. I tried straw, needles and chips but nothing drains like sand mixed with crushed rock.
     

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