Hens are kicking everything out of the run! Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by attached_mama, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. attached_mama

    attached_mama Out Of The Brooder

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    I've tried straw, hay and wood chips, they kick and scratch it all out of the fence. Is it worth building a "lip" around the bottom of the fence, or just leave the run bare earth?
     
  2. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what chickens do. a lip might help, or they might just push everything up to the edge, or over the edge.
     
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    attached_mama Out Of The Brooder

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    The ground isn't perfectly level, either, so I'm afraid if I invest in sand to cover the dirt, it will just wash away....off to look for lip building ideas I suppose.
     
  4. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use landscaping metal or plastic barriers for the "lip"
     

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