mudy runs

kevin b

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Mar 25, 2014
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Unfortunately, Run area of my coop has turned to perty bad muddy ares. any temporarly solution for this mass.
 

kevin b

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Mar 25, 2014
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thanks for quick respond. but do you thinks i should put down some wooden skids next to each other, and cover it up.
 

Tanichca

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Then the mud will never dry... put a few boards (elevated if possible) in in you're worried, but just try to let the mud dry naturally.
 

BantamLover21

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The mud should dry within a few days to a week. Then, I would cover the area with straw or another absorbent material to help prevent future muddying.

For more answers, I would post your question in a different part of the forums.
 

Wyandottes7

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Jul 24, 2013
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The mud should dry within a few days to a week. Then, I would cover the area with straw or another absorbent material to help prevent future muddying.

For more answers, I would post your question in a different part of the forums.

Agreed. When the ground gets muddy, I often cover it with straw. This doesn't work completely, but it does help dry the ground out and give the chickens something else to walk on.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
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When the mud dries, you should put either a layer of fine pea gravel or coarse river sand with small pebbles in it (do not use a fine sand like beach sand) in the bottom of the run. Also, if possible, I would recommend putting roof over the run. I've done both of these with my runs and I don't have problems with mud in them.
 

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