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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BANTAMWYANDOTTE, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys. It rained hard all d*mn day here again. My yard is flooded in the back. I haven't checked on the birds yet. My guess is I got a few mud balls. Way beyond ridiculous now.
     
  2. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wheat straw,lots of wheat straw
     
  3. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    I swear I just spent 5 minutes with my hand under soupy mud digging around for a feed cup. I look up and there it is over on the other side. It's usually where I was looking.
    The whole yard on the right side is just an absolute mess. The yard in the back isn't that bad just wet and a little mud. I will let them dry out first for the next two days then I will clean and add new straw. 4 bales worth I'd say.
     
  4. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    The next week or so it's supposed to be in the 90's and mostly sunny. Thank god. I swear the chickens seem like they love playing in the mud. Like it don't bother them in the least.
     
  5. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Watch cause the problems I've had was from them walking it would just stay like soup u may not be able to let it dry u may have to put the straw in to get them above the Mud and they will pack it down then add another layer. I've had my fair share of that
     
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  6. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    So what's that 8 bales then however many for the slop u gonna make walking back and forth to put the pen bales in
     
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  7. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah that's exactly what I do. There is no other way to do it I don't think. There's a few pens in the back corner where I need to wait for the water to recede a little. I don't leave them muddy if I can help it. I usually just add a little for a day or so to keep their feet dry then I go back and depending on the pen clean it all out or just add more straw.
     
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  8. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably be about 6 bales all said and done.
     
  9. roosterhavoc

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    Mud don't smell too fresh either
     
  10. JShubin

    JShubin Overrun With Chickens

    I usually keep one bale for nesting boxes and what not.. Keep it in a big green waste bin (I have extras). then I just wheel the bin over to the coops and drop in handfuls.. saves a lot of mess.
     

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