Question??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bellacoby, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Bellacoby

    Bellacoby In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    I am almost ready for some pullets. Coop built, run built, feeder and waterer ready. Tons of reading on BYC so Thanks!! I have a small coop (I am only getting 3 hens tops) with an attached fully enclosed run (even floor) as I am worried about predators in my area, plus my neighborhood would frown upon free ranging. My question is this: With my enclosed floor of the run, should I put a layer of anything down for them? I will have my feeder (hanging in the run) and waterer out there as well. I will have to design a smaller waterer in the coop. The chicken wire is facing or on the ground, so scratching won't be much of an option. Do people put a layer of anything in the run? Right now it is grass but I am sure will turn to just dirt quickly.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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  4. Bellacoby

    Bellacoby In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the information. I have read about sand and the posts seem to be for in the coop. Would it be OK for the run which currently is not covered? I was thinking of covering it soon though... What are your thoughts on sand in the outside run? (again, completely enclosed)??

    I was going to try the deep litter method in the coop where they roost??
     
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