wet run

countrygirl57

Songster
10 Years
Jul 5, 2009
105
1
111
We have had rain every day for 2 wks. Our run is so wet & soggy. Do anyone know what we can spread to dry this up safely?
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
346
341
Ontario, Canada
There is a full discussion of your options for quick bandaid type fixes as well as for longer term more lasting fixes at https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-fix-a-muddy-run
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Good luck, have fun,

Pat
 

Schroeder

Songster
11 Years
Nov 9, 2008
578
37
184
Central Indiana
My Coop
My Coop
We've had 4 inches of rain in the past 5 days. I'm sooo happy I covered the run with 3 to 4 inches of sand 2 weeks ago when it was bone dry. Mud, mud everywhere mud, but not in my run. I learned it here!
 

gsim

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
1,997
41
196
East Tennessee
Coarse sand, the type used in making concrete, not mortar. Added benefit is that you will not need to buy grit. They will get all they need from the sand granules. It will just be limestone instead of granite. I know of no difference except the cost of course. ($1/Lb vs $15/ton.) Also good to put a pile of compost in center of run for variety and for them to burrow down in and scratch around in. Seed it good with baby crickets that can be bought and shipped to your door cheap. Great fresh protein for the chickydoos.
 

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