1. ana2707

    ana2707 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2015
    So I am in the process of building a run for my chickens so they can be out while I am at work. How do yall keep it clean and from not getting muddy? The coop I have now my chickens can access the ground and its so muddy and gross from the way the weather has been and im trying to avoid that with the run im building. The new coop we have for them is raised off the ground.
  2. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    I have my run covered with the plastic panels from lowes. I have about 4-6" of wood chips (undyed and uncoated) and it works great. No mud and the chickens love scratching for bugs.
  3. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have to worry about muddiness where I am at. I do know that you can put plastic panels or tin on the top of it. For drainage you might want to put wood chips or sand.

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  4. RonP

    RonP Overrun With Chickens

    I started my run with 12-18 inches of free wood chips.

    No mud, odors, or flies...

    Read up on "Deep Litter".

    Lots of information on this site.
  5. ana2707

    ana2707 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2015
    Thanks everyone for your input!
  6. redsix

    redsix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2015
    Guess you don't have space to put the run on skids and move it around?

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