Chicken Run IIs Soggy and Nasty
I have been reading this forum for some time now. I bought six chicks this spring and love having them. I have a small coop and a 6 x 18' run. Ten feet of this run is covered with a tarp. The rest of the run has gotten really wet and soggy with all of the rain we have been having. I have been using pine shavings and they are great until it rains another inch or two. Now everything is a soggy nasty mess. I need advice from the "experts". What would be better to use to keep it from getting so bad? Do I need to remove everything down to the dirt?
I am in the process of building a bigger coop within the run. I am not allowed to free range the chickens due to local regulations. The pen has a wire top over it to keep predators out.
Any help with be appreciated.