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My run space outside my coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ab333, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ab333

    ab333 Out Of The Brooder

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    We built our coop inside what use to be a dog kennel area. It is ALOT of space but there is no grass at the moment, just weeds. What would you use for ground cover??
    thanks
    amy
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Amy, any living planted ground cover gets trompled in short order.

    My run is sand, which drains well and is easy to rake over and fluff up.

    Gravel, concrete or hay is not recommended.
     
  3. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    anything planted will be eaten/trampled in a short time. There just really isn't anyway to keep something alive for a ground cover for them. It's a nice thought though.
     
  4. ab333

    ab333 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     

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