What is the best material to put in the bottom of a chicken run?

ChickenGirl300

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We are going to be building a new chicken run, and right now the bottom is mostly stone dust, but should I leave that or does anyone have any other ideas I could use for the bottom of the run? Thank you
 

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We are going to be building a new chicken run, and right now the bottom is mostly stone dust, but should I leave that or does anyone have any other ideas I could use for the bottom of the run? Thank you
Where are you located in the world? That usually always makes a difference.
I use thickly laid down wood chips that I get for free from the local Highway Department. They work great for drainage, cold composting, scratching around in and dust bathing. And when freshly laid, they smell great.
 

ChickenGirl300

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Where are you located in the world? That usually always makes a difference.
I use thickly laid down wood chips that I get for free from the local Highway Department. They work great for drainage, cold composting, scratching around in and dust bathing. And when freshly laid, they smell great.
We live on the East Coast, but the wood chip idea sounds good.
 

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