Whats the best thing to have on chook run floor?

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Whats the best thing to have on chook run floor?
« on: May 12, 2007, 07:34 »
Whats the best to have on the floor of a run. I have been using bark chippings but they are to looking there best after all the rain we have had :?:

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Whats the best thing to have on chook run floor?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 11:51 »
On the practical poultry forum they recommend hemcore

http://www.hemcore.co.uk/

it's made from hemp and is ment to be very absorbant and stop it smelling as much (plus it's easier to compost).
Not tried it myself yet although I'm getting some for the next time I clean out the run - although they said only to use it where you don't stand as it sticks to your shoes when damp! (alright for me as I have an eglu so can't go in the run)

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Whats the best thing to have on chook run floor?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007, 12:37 »
I have play bark in the run (which is covered and doesn't get wet) and Hemcore in the coop (and nest box).  Hemcore really is very good.  Very absorbent and as purplekat said reduces any odour.  It comes in a compressed bail and lasts for ages.
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hemcore
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 22:31 »
mite last a while 4 u aunt sally havin only 2 chooks but i hav 22 so it may not last as long  :) , ive been lookin on the website for it and found the nearest distributor was 20 odd miles away nd is hemcore quite expensive cos it may not be worth it for me although i do lyk the sound of it
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007, 22:33 »
Quote from: "02rlgudgin"
15 chickens and counting
Not counting very well by the sound of it ...  :lol:

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15 chickens and counting
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007, 22:39 »
yeah just realised and changed it  :lol:



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