I want to know what to put in my chicken run for bedding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Bff, May 20, 2016.

  1. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building my chicken coop on a concrete slab in my backyard and i knew i needed to put bedding out but i wanted to know what material wouldn't have to be replaced after every rain and thanks in advance.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you talking about inside a coop or outside in a run?
     
  3. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the run
     
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd try sand. Any slope to the pad?
     
  5. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i herd that it takes a while to dry out and how often would i have to change it
     
  6. Percheron chick

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    The water will go straight through the sand to the lowest point. If the slab has any amount of slope to it the water will shed. Dump a bucket of water on the slab and check where the water goes.
     
  7. Chicken Bff

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    And how often would i have to change the sand
     
  8. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might get away with just raking it and hosing it down to rinse any organic matter out. I have plain old dirt heavy on the clay side and I'll rake it out maybe every other month.

    The size and stocking rate is more important.
     
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