Help with Eglu Classic Run (what's underfoot)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chichow, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. chichow

    chichow Hatching

    Apr 10, 2010
    BYC some help please.

    I'm just starting and I picked up a second hand Eglu Classic.

    My Classic and Run (stock photo here
    on a wooden deck above my garage. Its the best I could do in the dense area of Chicago.

    I can take an old drawer and fill with sand, etc. for the chickens to dust and scratch in.

    My bigger concern is...the run is just on the wooden deck. Any suggestions on trays or containers or something that I would hold
    whatever I put down (wood chips? sand?) for the chickens to walk around in/poop in (something that I would be changing every once in a while)

    I don't have a lot of room to work with.

    Thanks much!
  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Try a layer of plain old black plastic covered in at least 2 layers of landscape cloth. Or build a sandbox big enough to set the whole eglu and run into.
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:That's what I would do. Build a box of pressure treated lumber maybe with 2x6's or 2x8's to give you a little bit of depth. Put down a landscape fabric bottom for drainage. I would treat the deck under the run with some kind of water proofing stuff. Fill the box with sand, compost, mulch whatever.
  4. chichow

    chichow Hatching

    Apr 10, 2010
    I should take a photo.

    I basically just section-ed off a part of my deck. 2x4 plank nailed to the deck. And a 8" plank attached to that. Filled in with Pine Chips. Whole Eglu and run on top of that.

    I'm so short on space though that I can barely get my eglu tray out (I need to tilt the eglu and rotate the tray 90 degrees to get it out). Still it looks good and seems functional.


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