I need dirt (no chemicals) for coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Thechickentrainer1999, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Thechickentrainer1999

    Thechickentrainer1999 Songster

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    Anywhere I can get dirt for my chickens cage with no chemicals in it?
     
  2. FlyingNunFarm

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    Look for the words "clean fill dirt" (shouldn't have rocks or sticks or chemicals) or "fill dirt" (probably had rocks and sticks but still no chemicals)
     
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  3. FlyingNunFarm

    FlyingNunFarm Crossing the Road

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    There appears to be some "top soil" options as well. Read the bag is all. You want it to say it does not have chemicals or fertilizers.
     
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  4. Thechickentrainer1999

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    How much do you think a truck load would cost?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    How much dirt do you need...and for what purpose?
    Further explanation and pics might help.
     
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  6. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

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    Our city decomposes leaves and other organic matter they pick up from the curb then sells the compost for around $25 a cubic yard maybe more maybe less I cant remember. Maybe your city or a local nursery might help you. I usta work at a nursery and we could never fill a truck bed more than 50% of topsoil (weighs too much). We charged $40 a cubic yard and it consisted of 50% mushroom compost from a local mushroom farm.
     
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  7. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    It depends on the size of the truck, the soil you get and how much you actually purchase. What are you doing with it?

    Also since our weather is so diverse in NC, you might want to put, western, central or eastern in your location profile. I'm 20 miles north of Charlotte, so I use that as my location. It gives people a better idea for weather related questions, when they are asked.
     
  8. Thechickentrainer1999

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    The dirt is to cover the ground of their run.
     
  9. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    I would get tree trimming wood chips or untreated mulch and start a deep litter run. It works better than poop on dirt. Deep litter keeps flies to a minimum and pretty much odor free. Your chickens can scratch and dust bath in it also.

    deep litter run.jpg

    Chicks in run.jpg
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    How big is your run, in feet by feet...with pics?

    Ditto Dat^^^
     
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