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Mulch in Run??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sbs, May 8, 2009.

  1. sbs

    sbs Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a 4x8 roofed run and I would like to put down bark or mulch on the ground , would this be ok? Any other ideas for covering the ground in the run. I am trying to keep down the icky dirt factor and make it a little easier to rake/clean out.
     
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    trishok8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put down two bags of Peat Moss. They really seem to love it. It's loose, they can dust bathe in it easily and it doenst make a muddy mess.

    The thing with mulch is to just make sure it's not cedar as that is toxic to chickens.
     
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    sbs Out Of The Brooder

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    What about redwood chips , like they use in kids play areas and gardens?
     
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    trishok8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, you could use the redwood chips, I'm just not sure how easy they would be to rake. It's worth a try.
     

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