Muddy chicken yard

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Skye727, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I have had it with the mud! It's so bad that I have almost fallen. There are puddles too! I have tried straw, sand and cedar toe. The cedar helps until it gets mixed in with the mud. What about pea gravel? Would that hurt their feet? I could put cedar toe over it. My poor little white cochin roo is permanently brown on the bottom. The duck poop is mixing with the mud and it smells so bad! I hate winter!
  2. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Crossing the Road

    Jan 7, 2014
    Mine is so muddy as well, it was raining today on top of it. I had standing puddles everywhere. I sure wish I had a couple of truck loads of woodchips right now. I will be so glad when it is spring again.
  3. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chirping

    Sep 11, 2014
    I finally gave in and put a 20x10 tarp over a portion of the run. It looks horrible but it keeps the mud down and let's me keep the feeders outside. I can't wait to start construction on my new covered run in the spring!
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