To litter or not to litter? That is the question.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by beana1225, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. beana1225

    beana1225 In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2008
    I have two sets of chickens. Some in a small tractor that free range during the day. And then a bunch more in a regular dirt floor coop and run. My question is this.... Do you put down anything on the coop and run floor. And if yes? Which one or both? I have had no problems with the chickens on the plain old dirt. But know that most people suggest some kind of covering. I honestly believe that it is just something else to bring in lice, mites, rats, mice, snakes, etc..... into the coop. We live in Georgia and do not have a problem with the ground staying wet or damp. What is the true benefit of putting something down?
  2. AhyokaAcres

    AhyokaAcres Chirping

    Mar 29, 2012
    North Carolina
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    My soil drains well. I use dirt in the run. If moisture starts to be a problem, I would add a few inches of sand to open the soil and improve its permeability.


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