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Do chicken coops need to be on grass?
Last Updated: 13th February, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, can I put my chicken coop on grass?
Many people start out with their chicken coop and run on grass, but as we chicken people know, grass will not last long around chickens. Wood chips help keep the run from getting muddy, especially since we have an open section with our pergola.
Additionally, should chickens be on grass or dirt? Grass and Vegetation Grass and other types of vegetation are ideal ground covers for movable chicken coops, called chicken tractors or chicken arks. Unfortunately, chickens scratch up the ground as they forage, quickly laying waste to the green areas and turning them into dirt patches.
Keeping this in view, can chickens live without grass?
No chicken run has grass in it for very long. In any confined space, chickens will eat grass down to the roots (and below) in no time.
Will chickens kill your grass?
It depends on the size of your yard and the number of chickens. Free range chickens that aren't overcrowded won't hurt the grass. They will, however, till up and ruin vegetable plants and some flowers.