Our run is all ruts!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tpeila, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. tpeila

    tpeila Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2010
    University Place, WA
    We have a large run probably 20'x30'. And of course chickens like to dig so I have a bunch of holes. I have filled them back in and thu dig in the same spot. I almost sprain my ankle walking in there. Should I fill the holes with gravel? They have plenty other spots to dig and free range in the rest of the yard during the day.
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    you can but find smaller ones so they wont hurt your feet and the chickies!. Chickens love to dig , maybe put fresh pile of clean dirt in one corner. that might keep them busy.
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    If you put sand in the run, the holes won't persist as the sand will tend to work its way back into the holes. My chickens digs holes, too. I don't walk around in the run so they aren't a problem for me.

    I put sand in the run, but not under the coop. The popular bathing spots are under the coop where it never gets wet. That may help, too.


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