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I am very interested in caring for my own chickens. I have created a brooder and have recently purchased 7 chicks 2 RI reds and 5 golden sex links . They are all doing very well thankfully!! I would like to put in a sand box for scratching , is this a good or bad idea ?? Thanks !
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Hi Al, :welcome

 

Even little chicks like to dust bathe. My chicks just used their bedding shavings when they were in the brooder so I didn't put anything special in the brooder for them but I've read other members say they do.

 

Hope you are enjoying your little flock, they grow up fast so take lots of pictures!

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Thanks for your thoughts! I notice they do the same scratching at the bottom of the shavings , which prompted the idea of the sand . I will run without the sand for now , they seem very happy.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Thank you for the kind words !!
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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. No problems with putting sand in the brooder - you could always chuck a sod of grass in there as well - double access to grit (which they need in their crops) as well as some entertainment for them (and you:)). 

 

If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. 
 
 
Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend  Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nice to meet you Al - glad you joined us at Backyard chickens:celebrate

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