1. Chickibaby

    Chickibaby New Egg

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    My sweet hubby built a predator free chicken run. It also makes it people free. Meaning I can't get in and shovel anything out. Northwest rains are starting to make quite stinky puddles. Any Ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yeah I have a suggestion! Tell your husband to figure it out and let you know once he has!![​IMG]
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I think you may need to tweak the originial design some to be able to clean the run out.

    Maybe some other folks have a better Idea?

    bigzio
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    let hubby clean it out, he will come up with a better idea..

    .jiminwisc...
     
  5. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the pacific northwest, it will need to be fixed so you can clean it and then covered to keep off the rain. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
     
  6. mamato3

    mamato3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a ladder to get in though you would have to cut the netting or whatever you have topping you cage though i would hate to try luge poo out that way
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I live in Florida. We have a rainy season here too. I have my run covered. I don't know what you have on the bottom, but I have sand in mine. Maybe the other post have some good suggestions, let DH clean out the run. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uh-oh, chickibaby! People are going to think you are me - or vice versa! And with my reputation . . . What have we done?!
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    [​IMG] fellow PNW resident here!

    1. cover the run - it'll make the girls happier to have a dry place outside. We just covered ours with a clear shower curtain over the weekend. I poked a few hole sin it to let the rain through it = sorta counter productive but it does give the girls more space. It's not perfect but at least it's not a blue tarp.

    2. figure out a way to get into the run area. You're going to have to clean it from time to time: raking, adding sand & DE & leaves (or whatever), etc. It'll just be better to set it up to be able to get into it.

    Glad to have you on BYC!
     
  10. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sweet Barn Lime works wonders on smell. If you can figure a way to get it in there! [​IMG]
     

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