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What type of sand is best for chicken coops??

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My pap has bags of sand in the bed of his truck for winter.. He said I can have it for my chickens in the spring/summer. It's All Purpose Sand by Quikrete, and I've seen that it does have different sizes of grit/pebbles' in it.. Will it be ok for my chickens??
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Im sure it will be fine. if there are any large pieces of sand the chickens will pick it up for grit anyway.

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Depends on how and where you will use it.

Sand is not often the best choice for coop bedding or run.

Read up on it....read a lot!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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That is the same kind I buy at my local Home Depot for the run that is off of my coop....no issues so far (except not planning the drainage well enough). I throw a little PDZ and DE in with it too...mostly because my ducks make the sand pretty damp pretty quick.

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