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  1. Bryceeast

    Bryceeast Out Of The Brooder

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    It recently snowed over her in nm whick it hardly ever snows and rains on the runs floor it is now covered in mud is it bad for the chickens to be in mud? P.S. There are places in the run that are still dry.
     
  2. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    They will be fine. It's just messy.
     
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    It really isn't that bad for them. It will get all over iside the coop and everywhere else and make a mess. What I do is cover the mud areas with straw to keep them up out of the mud. When things dry out I just rake it up and put it in the compost pile. Also go checkout pat and chickens web page it has good ideas for muddy runs.
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any time chickens have to stand in wet conditions there is an increased risk for foot infections (bumblefoot) because bacteria thrive where there's moisture. So keep an eye out for that. Another issue is mud balls forming on toenails. And you may find the wet areas get smelly....

    Here's the link to that excellent "fix a muddy run" page:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-fix-a-muddy-run
     

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