Newbie needs help with run.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KrysMarie, May 8, 2017.

  1. KrysMarie

    KrysMarie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2017
    Hey there. This is going to be my first coop/run. The area I'm going to be using is an old planter I have. It's filled with soil, sticks, and leaves. Can I leave this how it is or do I need to take out the soil and fill with chips/hay?
    Or neither? Here's a photo of the area in going to be using. Please help! I'm so confused. [​IMG][/IMG]
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    You can leave it, the chickens will love picking through it. It's a great start for the Deep Litter Method, just keep adding natural materials.
  3. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2017
    Independence MO
    You just answered my question before I asked. Basically putting mine on grass, no chemicals used on it in the last 7 years.

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