OK to put the coop where there was a dog run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MommyMagpie, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. MommyMagpie

    MommyMagpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're moving soon, and of course the chickens are moving too. My fiance told me he heard you're not supposed to put a chicken coop/run in a place where there's been a dog run (as in, doggie doodoo), so I thought I'd come here and ask y'all. Is it OK to put a coop and/or run where the dog was, considering there has been dog urine and feces there that has leached into the ground for a while. He doesn't want my chickens to get sick or anything, and neither do I!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ontimeborzoi

    ontimeborzoi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Build a box around the run out of 1 x 6's or 2x 6's, fill with three or four inches of clean course sand or fine gravel. Easy to clean, drains well, chicken friendly.
     
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One other thing I would consider that I have seen a real problem with is a flea infestation in the pen area. If you do intend to put the run in that area I would treat the ground before I did anything else.

    Many years ago I went to look at an old farm house to buy and just walk past an old dog pen area. In seconds I was covered if flea. Needless to say I stripped and picked fleas for an hour. I know why dogs act the way they do not.
     

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