Leaf-Mulch in Run/Pen?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by VolailleAmant, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I am looking for something for my chickens to do in the lonely desert of a pen, and with all of the leaves from fall..............................
    Would it be a good or OK idea to lay down my raked leaved in my chicken run-pen? Would anything be hindered?
    Thank you!
     
  2. dlp40

    dlp40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw almost all of my fall leaves in the chicken run. They love scratching through them for weeks. Then I throw the scratched leaves on the garden and load the run with more leaves.

    If the leaves get wet I like to throw some scratch in there to get the girls to stir them all up and keep them from turning into a slippery mess. Wet/chicken pooped leaves are probably the only draw back I have seen with using leaves.
     
  3. aart

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