Help Wanted for some Run ideas...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sonshine Acre Chickens, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Sonshine Acre Chickens

    Sonshine Acre Chickens Previously D Soares

    Apr 19, 2016
    My Coop
    Hello All!

    I have about 150 broilers that I have running free range in a fenced area. They are near a creek so the ground slightly slopes, and for housing they have two mobile chicken "tractors" (9' x 9' roofed pens) that they spend the night sleeping in. I think they have enough space to run (just guessing I'd say about a 20' by 60' area with lots of tall weeds on the creekside).

    My dilema is this: They generate quite a good amount of feces, and though the ground is not bad yet, a good rain here will make it quite a mud hole. How can I get my run to be clean, dry, and if possible have something hardy growing in it that is edible? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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