Pea gravel and wood chips

amk122284

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We are getting ready to wrap things up for a run. I keep reading about wood chips getting moldy and mushy if they haven't been aged or what not. Would it be wise to put down a couple inches of pea gravel and then 4 or 5 inches of wood chips? Pea gravel to help with getting rain and moisture away from the wood chips? Half the run will be roofed over.

Thanks for the input!
 

bjurbrat

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We are getting ready to wrap things up for a run. I keep reading about wood chips getting moldy and mushy if they haven't been aged or what not. Would it be wise to put down a couple inches of pea gravel and then 4 or 5 inches of wood chips? Pea gravel to help with getting rain and moisture away from the wood chips? Half the run will be roofed over.

Thanks for the input!
I love wood chips I spot pick poop every day and then change it once a week its inexpensive like 8 bucks for a huge brick at Walmart a brick last 3 weeks for me
 

bjurbrat

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amk122284

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Pine shavings

Yeah pine shavings in a run 10x16 that is only half roofed is probably not going to work unfortunately it would be a mess. Inside the coop I plan to start off with the pine shavings and unless I find a huge downside to them I will continue to use the pine.

The portion that is not roofed I plan to do a few of these grazing boxes with half inch hardware cloth and then a path between them so it wont need to be all wood chips but still a lot of ground.
 

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