How do you keep your run perfect?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RAsChickens, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. RAsChickens

    RAsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    IMG_0691.JPG IMG_0673.JPG I see so many photos of these perfect and pretty runs with perfect sand and a clean ramp.
    Yet this is my run above.
    How can I get mine to look like the one with the black chickens?
  2. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2015
    New England
    I assure you not as many people have those gorgeous runs all the time, and those who do probably have to clean their coop and run pretty much everyday to keep it that way. Also that picture is by the chicken chick and her chickens are her job so she has to keep it nice.
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  3. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Cloudy, with a chance of meatballs Premium Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Phoenix AZ
    It's for the pics. No way would my chickens stay that clean.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Well, of course you know, that the chicken chick has beautifully staged photos because it's good for her marketing strategy....simple as that.

    I took this pic right after adding some fresh 'hay...perfect enough?
  5. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2017
    Independence MO
    Raschickens and Aart, yours both look more homey and fun for the chicks to explore. I hope mine looks as good as yours: just started building.
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  6. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231

    Dec 5, 2014
    When it rains and floods, most folks runs go from looking awesome to resembling a cow pen that needs to be mucked out. When the weather passes and all the detritus is taken out, and DE is laid down and then hay, they look awesome again. The aged compost is good for the garden though.
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    It's actually kind of bare, they could use more places to lounge on and under, there are some roosts just out of the shot above.

    And this is the other leg of the run:

    Dang why did it crop it??
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Trying again.
    Chooks lounging 11-30-16.JPG
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  9. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    That's not a run, that's a Zen Garden! :lol:

    BTW, yours looks FINE. Stop worrying!
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  10. RAsChickens

    RAsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    @aart did you mean mine looks bare?

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