What is best used for ground covering

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by new2chickens307, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. new2chickens307

    new2chickens307 Just Hatched

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    Just finished building the coop and have a wire bottom covered with dirt at this point. Is there a better ground cover we should be utilizing?[​IMG]
     
  2. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once my run got down to mud it would stink when it got wet. I threw straw in mine and it made a big difference. I also throw grass clippings in there after I mow. The one bale of straw I bought was only five bucks and it covered a lot. Well worth it.
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I also like to use as much organic material as I can - chopped leaves, grass clippings, old brooder bedding (wood shavings) etc.

    My run floor looks like this:

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    It also keeps the ground cool so they can dig down and cool off in the afternoons.
     

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