1. matmac1505

    matmac1505 New Egg

    Oct 20, 2016
    Hello All!

    So I've got an uncovered run for my 6 chickens that gets incredibly muddy after even the most mild rains.

    Is working on a deep litter set up a reasonable way to deal with this? And if so, is it long term high maintenance?

  2. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Runoff, not just rainfall, needs to be addressed. If your run is the same level as the ground surrounding it, water will accumulate in the run and it will take forever to dry out unless you've taken steps to channel the runoff away from the ground inside the run.

    The type of bedding you use inside the run is irrelevant to how dry it stays. A well drained run is your goal.

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