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Transforming a chicken pen with hardwood play chip

If your chicken pen resmbles a mud pit or a giant dust bath, hardwood bark chippings can create a suitable flooring as our guest blog author discovered. 

What is the difference between wood chippings, bark mulch and ornamental bark?

There are many wood products available online, so we've summarised the most commonly specified and their potential uses.

How to apply mulch

A guide detailing organic and inorganic garden mulch options and how to apply whichever mulch you choose.

Choosing the right flooring for your chicken run

There are multiple options when choosing a suitable flooring for your chicken run. If your run is on your lawn and portable, you can move it around the garden once an area has become worn to allow the grass to recover; though if you have a chicken run that remains in one position or you don’t have a lawn, you may find that after some rain it becomes a bit of a quagmire, difficult to clean and your poor ladies get very muddy feet and legs.  We’ve taken a look at few of the options that are widely used.