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The run is a pond

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cravenchx, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    So, we've had 1 - 2 inches of rain in the last 8 hours, and
    our run, which I have been happy with, up until today, is
    a swimming pool, almost. Maybe I need ducks! So, my
    question is, what do I do? Sand sounds so expensive. What
    do ya think about going out in the woods and lifting the top
    of the ground cover up and spreading it in the run?

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you have a pick-up truck, or can borrow one, sand is actually really cheap. In my area, it's about $15 a ton (check landscape/mulch/gravel companies). I'm sure if you buy it by the bag it'd be pricey.
  3. amillecay

    amillecay Songster

    Dec 29, 2011
    When this happens to me a lot of time i just put a whole bunch of dirt down in the coop and every thing is fine I never thought of sand maybe itwould work if you can find it cheap!
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    If your run is a lake sand will not make it a beach. If the water is that deep sand won't help. You need to find a way to drain the lake. Somewhere is a low spot to work with. Drain the water first then worry about the sand. [​IMG]
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    Actually it usually drains well, it's just been
    raining and raining it hasn't had a chance. Maybe
    today it won't be swamped, but it will still be wet.
    Thanks for all the suggestions!

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