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mudy runs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kevin b, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. kevin b

    kevin b New Egg

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

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Just wait it out, let it dry. Not much you can do at this point.
     
  3. kevin b

    kevin b New Egg

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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.
     
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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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.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  7. Michael OShay

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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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