January Thaw

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Peggy-Sue, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2012
    Up here in Pittsburgh Pa, most of December consisted of lots and lots of rain then followed by a late December freeze... This being said with the warm weather we are about to get and the snow melt happening, I think we are going to fix up the run so it doesn't get as muddy.

    Things we wanna do:
    1. Remove muddy mess top layer and level off the ground
    2. Buy couple bags of river sand to cover dirt...
    3. Cover sand with non dyed mulch

    Hopefully this will "fix" our mud mess! What do you guys think?
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Plenty of sand will help greatly. The chickens will turn it over as they dig. The mulch will get kicked all over the place. Put down a layer of 4 inches of sand, and add to it as it gets buried in the soil. This will contribute to the overall drainage of the soil.


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