- Nov 27, 2020
Hi! I'm new to BYC and I just wanted to get a suggestion on my run. I have 4 2 year old Buff Orpingtons and 4 1 year old Cochins. We have separate runs since we don't really want to mix them. They do not have grass in their runs, due to when the buffs were young, they tore it up ( whoops ). Their ground is a mix of ( small ) rocks and mulch and bare dirt spots where they like to dig and take baths. We do give them " soft " places like putting ( safe ) lawn clippings, bedding, and hay so they have things to scratch and dig in. We put them in a barn at night, so we don't worry coop-wise. We don't know if the cochins would destroy a plant or not. I just want to give them something since I do feel bad that they can't access grass and weeds. Any ideas on what I could add to their runs? It is currently winter here in Indiana, so I can't grow anything instantly.