The run is a pond

cravenchx

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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?
 

teach1rusl

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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.
 

amillecay

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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!
 

Ole rooster

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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.
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cravenchx

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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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