Having trouble with sand....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ekofke201, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. ekofke201

    ekofke201 Chirping

    Dec 27, 2011
    Southern PA
    I have sand in my 8'x12' run for 6 chickens and 3 ducks. However, the area around the ducks' water buckets is getting wet and staying wet. I am not sure how to handle this. I am wondering if I should create a 2x4 "sandbox" and fill it with river rock for the water bucket area. My only concern is how to clean it during the winter...

    I am very open to suggestions!

    Thanks in advance!!

  2. LauraB

    LauraB In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2011
    We have sand in our coop and I put a tray under the waterers... like the one that would be in the bottom of a dog crate. That has helped a great deal and we can lift it out and clean it off whenever we need to.

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