Run is like a skating rink

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chanty, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. chanty

    chanty Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    My poor chickens are slippin N slidin whenever they step out into their run. It is a skating rink with chunks of poop stuck all in it! At first I thought of putting sand down to melt it, so I did that but a little is expensive to buy and doesn't go very far. Soooo, so simple, I spread a half bale (that is all I had to start with to cover the area they go in) and the problem is solved. They can walk around and peck everywhere, enjoying the frozen February day with the sun beating down. I'll just compost it as it gets yucky.
  2. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    We had our first snow last night. The girls and Max would
    not even come out of the coop. Then they flew from the ladder
    to what looked like a clear place. It was the funniest thing.
    I use hay in the coop and add to the compost pile with coffee
    grounds. Man, is that thing steaming!

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