Wood chip run? To do- or not to do?

LavyOrps

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I have seen a lot of people lining their whole run with pine chip bedding. I have started to get a bit curious about doing something like this, especially now that it is starting to get a bit more rainy out.
My big question would be - How do the chips do in the rain?

what are the pros and cons of lining my run with wood chips???
 

rosemarythyme

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Doesn't have to be pine chips, most aged, chunky wood chips will do just fine.

How do chips do in the rain? Well, this is my run floor after a night of heavy rains:
litter.jpg

The run litter is surface dry, while the lawn beyond had puddles that remained throughout the day (note that I have very good underlying soil drainage to allow water to drain out once it filters through the wood chips.)
 

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