Run cleaning question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mi2bugz, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. mi2bugz

    mi2bugz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are going to start on a grassy area for their run. I know it won't stay grassy for long but what is the best way to clean it so all the poop isn't just sitting around in there? FYI - We use sand in the coop.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It won't stay there long before rain and wind naturally take care of it.
    If your run isn't overcrowded, you shouldn't need to clean it at all
     
  3. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I have sand in my run. The only poop I ever see in the run is the poop from the past 24 hours. The elements and the chickens incessant scratching and digging seems to take care of the rest. The greenest grass I have on my property is the grass around the run on the outside....from the nutrient rich water that runs through the sand.
     

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