If you want to keep the eglu in one place in the garden keeping it on wood chippings is a great solution. Cleaning the run is as simple as raking out and replacing the soiled chippings every month or so.
Making a chipped area for your Eglu doesn't take long and is quite cheap too.
What you need:
1 Eglu and ducks.
A 4 metre by 1.5 metre area of ground. This will give plenty of area for the eglu and access to the slide-out dropping tray .300 litres of wood chippings: available from any good garden centre. Choose a chunky type, the smaller varieties can turn a bit mulchy. Bark chippings can be used but again these will go mulchy faster than wood chippings.
24ft of edging (this is enough to make a 3 sided area like ours.): We\'ve chosen a wooden edging but there are plenty of styles from plastic to wire. If you don't use the edging then the wood chips will soon spread all over your garden
Making the chipped area: