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Turf in an old chicken run - help please

We are buying a house that currently has a chicken run with a basic soil floor.  Unfortunately we won't be able to keep the chickens so we plan to use the enclosure as a catio.

We want to put turf down - is there anything that might stop us?  Bacteria from chicken poo etc?  

I assume we will need to put down some new topsoil, then lay turf - am I being too simplistic?

Thanks in advance

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  • Davesnave
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    edited 11 July 2021 at 6:23PM
    I don't think chicken poo is particularly bad or that chicken parasites, which are the most important consideration, would find a cat a suitable host, but I'm always willing to learn.
    I know I'd rather get chicken poo on the bottom of my shoe than cat carp!
    As for putting down topsoil, that depends on how even the surface is. My chickens dig holes and dust bath in them so it's like the Moon under the grass!
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