Peet moss in run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Smithyard Farm, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Smithyard Farm

    Smithyard Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2012
    Pembroke NH
    Hello all!

    I have a 8x12 enclosed run area with a dirt floor. We add grass clippings and hay every once in awhile mostly cause the chickens love it, and once when snow blew in. My question is, as I was looking at them this mornign eating thier fodder, I imagined what powerful "dirt" that should be in there and thought I could dig up the top layer for the garden.

    If I do that, I will be left with a little bit of a hole.

    Anyone have any sugestions about how to keep this little compost bank going? can I put peet moss in there?

    any other suggestions ??

  2. prairieblue

    prairieblue Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2011
    I wouldn't use peat, it would be bad for the chickens to breath. Once they start scratching around in it there would be a lot of fine dust they kick up. Plus if it got wet, it would be very heavy and take a long time to dry out.
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Peat moss will stay wet once wet. Not such a good idea.


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