I have to rock my run, is 2" Trap rock to big?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by arminius, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. arminius

    arminius Out Of The Brooder

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    This is all I have. I suppose I could get gravel instead or just use this?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know for sure but I think that might be a little too big and too jagged. If they get a cut or puncture it could result in bumble foot. I'd go with something smaller and smoother if possible. Can you acquire sand?
     
  3. arminius

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    I can get sand, but thought it would get messy. I live in MN. Under the sand would I put landscape fabric or just dirt? Could gravel work instead?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Why are you putting rock or gravel in the run? If we know that, we can help come up with other possible solutions. I don't think that 2inch is a good idea......
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd use some pea gravel on top of the 2" rock to smooth it out some.
     
  6. arminius

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    run gets muddy. thinking now either pea rock or gravel. thoughts?
     
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  8. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't use pea gravel if you intend to use sand and scoop poop. Speaking from experience! The pea gravel works its way up as the chickens dig around and it's impossible to get poop but not pea gravel in a kitty litter scoop. I'm removing it a few pieces at a time when I try to scoop poop or rake it smooth and I'm not thrilled that the pea gravel is apparently destined for my garden via the compost pile.
     
  9. chickens really

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    I use sand over the dirt....I rake out the mess on top and till in the rest...Works great.
    I also use sand in my coop...With a dropping board under my roost.

    Cheers
     

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