Keeping RUN DRY

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cajunlizz, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    What is the best way to keep a RUN dry ? What do ya'll reccomend I apply to keep it dry OR rather dry it up ? Its been raining here everyday and its starting to get muddy and mushy .


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  2. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 to 8 inches of Pine Straw
     
  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use paver base sand. Pine shavings and straw are for the indoor coop not the outdoor run. When straw gets rained on it rots and molds. Not a good thing
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    DE or Sand.... I'd say in your situation, Sand..

    I have to regularly wet my run as it's just too dry and the evaporation helps cool my chicks.
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Ok thanks
     
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  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Gravel works too.
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    We roofed ours with clear vinyl PalRUF. Best decision ever! Even in torrential rains, and we've had several, everything stays dry. Easy to clean too, I just use a kitty litter scoop in the places with the most bits of hen poop...
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    where do you buy this clear vinyl PalRUF... expensive ?



    you put this in your run overhead areas ?

    My coop stays dry using the pine shavings , its the run area I am desperately trying to keep dry ....


    I may regret saying this once all this rain quits , but in South Louisiana
    we get alot of rain , esp. in the DOG DAYS of Summer and hurricane season .


    HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  9. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Its not gonna be cheap being made from PVC. But it will be tough and last a long time. Any run covered in this stuff is gonna shed water. Could be a good thing in LA.
    Heres the website:

    http://www.palram.com/htmls/product.aspx?C1010=12678

    From there you should be able to hunt up a local source
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Its not gonna be cheap being made from PVC. But it will be tough and last a long time. Any run covered in this stuff is gonna shed water. Could be a good thing in LA.
    Heres the website:

    http://www.palram.com/htmls/product.aspx?C1010=12678

    From there you should be able to hunt up a local source

    Any idea what size sheets ? WHAT 4x8 ? COST ?

    Its corrugated PVC and the kind we have here is metal .
     

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