Where do they put it?! I'm losing my run!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kinnip, May 7, 2009.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    My chickens move more dirt than a grading company, and I have no idea where they are putting it. They've removed several inches of soil over the past year. More than several in the places they like to bathe. I know some of it stays in the feathers, but shouldn't the bulk of just be redistributed throughout the run? I swear they have a trucking company contracted on the sly. I'd like to put down some sand, but being the far thinking folks we are, we put the run in a place accessible by foot only. To cover the run would take days of trafficking wheelbarrow load after wheelbarrow load. Or maybe I can just have my chickens dustbathe in the big sand pile before being catapulted over the house, back to the run.
  2. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    LOL, they ARE amazing critters, aren't they? I spent part of this morning re-distributing the dirt in our run. I guess the chickens and ducks had their own idea of how things should be.

    The visual of little tiny chicken driven trucks hauling sand/dirt is too funny [​IMG].

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by