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Muddy chicken yard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skye727, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    My chicken yard is a horrible muddy mess! It doesn't help when the ducks go into the chicken run and make a mess with the water either. What can I do to make it not so messy? My little white Cochin roo is so messy! I put straw down in the run but it just gets mixed in with the mud. Any suggestions?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
  3. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I think I will try bark. I tried sand one time in the run and it still got messy. We are trying to level it out, so I don't want to do too much.
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 6 Years

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Make sure that the drainage is good, and then try shavings or whatever is handy to give a dryer surface. And keep the ducks out, or the waterer more contained. Mary
  5. mightymax

    mightymax Songster

    Oct 8, 2013
    Central Coast, CA
    As long as the ducks have access to the chicken coop, they'll be in the chicken coop. Especially if there's a drop of water anywhere in the coop. Ducks have the uncanny ability to hunt down and usually find the smallest, most minute puddle of standing water anywhere. As Folly's Place stated...keep the ducks out...lol !!! Good Luck !!!

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