What to put on ground of run and coop???

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

  1. MyRedStarz

    MyRedStarz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I have three 25 week old Red Star pullets and was thinking about what i should be putting down on the floor of their run and coop. I've currently been using coastal hay, but was reading some threads on here and are warning against using hay due to crop impaction. So now i'm second guessing myself....

    Can i just leave the run with dirt? and the coop floor is linolium tiles (for easy cleanup).

    What's everyone's opinion??

    Thanks!

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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I would use gravel for the run.[​IMG]
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Hay can also bring in mites, i also use linoleum too and wood shaving for my coop. My runs just have dirt and gravel, some people put down sand in their runs when it gets cold
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2011

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