WHAT TO USE ON WET GROUND IN RUN

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RIVERA69R, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in southern florida my chickens are 6wks old now and just moved outside, now its starting to be rainy on occasion here what can i put in the outside run so they dont get to muddy is straw or hay okay?
     
  2. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd throw in a little loose straw, wait a day or so and throw in some more. If and when it gets moldy, clean it up and throw down some more.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Straw works well, but yes, you will need to remove it eventually. I just put a few wooden pallets in. This way, they an get up out of the mud, and it only takes a minute or two to remove the pallets when it dries up.
     
  4. RIVERA69R

    RIVERA69R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pallets i can get them easy from work throw them out all the time thanks for the ideas
     
  5. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard wood chips are good...not like shavings, but the larger pieces. A few inches of that should keep them up out of the mud.
     

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