What should I do to prevent a muddy run?

JLS

Love my feathered babies!
12 Years
May 29, 2009
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I was using hay on the ground in the run to keep my girls' feet from getting muddy. But recently, I have suffered a major tragity. My girl's have been eating the hay which has been causing them much discomfort. Their poop has been very compacted and stays in one long peice - about the width of my pinkie finger and as much as 2 ft long! One of my girls, Kate, had a lot of trouble in which her cloaca prolasped! Needless to say she is no longer with us

This leads me to my question: What should I put on the ground in the run to prevent mud from forming when it rains?
 
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patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
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Here's my "fixing a muddy run" page:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-fix-a-muddy-run

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GOod luck, have fun,

Pat
 

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