peat moss in the run area

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DonnaMiniFarm1, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. DonnaMiniFarm1

    DonnaMiniFarm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone used peat moss in their run area. i've turning the soil over in the soil over and wanted to amend it. My husband think the peat moss may just add to the muddy mess.
    I also thought about adding some sand to help drain the area a bit. I hear some of you add your yard clippings I'm afraid that will make it hard to turn over. I have some straw from my coop that has landed on the soil and those areas are harder to turn over. Any ideas??? Thanks for any help
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I'm no expert, but isn't peat added to hold moisture?

    My run is sand, but the entire area is roofed. If sand gets wet is like concrete.

    It would seem the straw and grass clippings would be best?
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never turned over the soil in our run. We have a thick (4-6") layer of grass clippings, leaves, hay, straw and other garden/landscape debris in there.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Let the flock turn it over, they can dig and churn anything :)
     

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