What kind of wood chips can I use in my chicken Run?

I throw in pine shavings to absorb dampness in the pergola area and straw in the coop run since it’s covered, just to make things interesting.

Is it OK to put wood chips in chicken Run?

Wood chippings are the perfect sustainable, environmentally friendly surface for your chicken run, and give your chickens and poultry the perfect floor covering to peck and scratch at, plus they help stop the build up of mud, especially if you use them to create a path around the coop too.

Can I put bark chippings in my chicken Run?

It may seem like a good idea to put ornamental bark chippings down in the run to help with wet conditions, but don’t do it. Such ground coverings are as exactly as they say: “Ornamental” – they are unsuitable for the chicken run, as they decompose quickly and as they rot down, fungi and mould grow on them.

What is the best thing to put down in a chicken run?

Ground cover within the coop can be anything from wood chips, straw and grass to bare ground. Organic materials tend to break down quickly and plain sand is a popular choice for its durability. Whatever you choose, make sure the chickens may easily scratch and dig.