Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tav1, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Songster

    Nov 4, 2014
    i know there has to be shavings or straw of some sort in the coop and nest now what about the outside run area ?
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing 5 Years

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    You can put some down but typically it will just blow away. It can also make mud worse by adding organic matter to the mix soaking up the water instead of letting it drain on it's own. The only thing I've done is dig a hole and fill it with sand for a dust bath.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
  3. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    Lots of information on deep litter for the run.

    My run has 8 - 24 inches of deep litter at all times.

    Works extremely well for me.

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