What about limesand over the dirt in the chicken run???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MakNat, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm only asking because it is on a slpoe, but still get so muddy and nasty. Thought if I used limesand it would cover the mud,drain, dry out quick and I could rake in over to keep it clean... They have a wood floor inside the coop with hay and shavings I change often. Plus they free range while we are home.. Any thoughts??
     
  2. Mac in Wisco

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    Do you mean limestone screenings? Yes, that would work. They pack down to a firm base, but still drain fairly well.
     
  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just limestone, a truck load, you it looks like tiny gravel...
    I figured about an inch or two deep.
    Was really wondering if it is safe for them.
    Not to hard on their feet. but they do get to free range. They are only locked in there will we are at work
     
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    Quote:It'll be fine. That's basically what they put in commercial layer rations for calcium.
     

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