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I want to purchase sand for my chicken run, I live in Florida, close to Jacksonville. What kind of sand would be appropriate for the chickens.  All I know is the sand for pool filters and sand boxes. Is there a particular sand that I should be aware of. Appreciate all of your answers.

Chickidi :)

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Hopefully a more experienced member will respond, but i am planning on using washed construction sand for my coop. It's more course than play sand and doesn't have any potential toxins in it. 

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Any regular sand should be fine. The construction sand (also called landscaper's sand) tends to be a little less expensive and you can buy it by the yard instead of in individual bags...something to consider if your run is large.
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Thanks for the reply, great site, great people.:thumbsup

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Thanks for the reply, great site great people.:thumbsup

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I too am new to owning chickens, and I chose sand for my coop.  Not once have a regretted that decision.  I have a cat litter scoop hung on the wall in the coop and every morning it only takes me a few minutes to clean up from the night before! I used the deep litter method when I first got my chicks and for the first 5 weeks.. I hated it!!   Too much work to clean it out, the whole thing had to be emptied.   Enjoy!

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If you buy bagged construction sand from Home Depot and see any broken bags, the clerk a couple of weeks ago said they would take 50% off. Thought might be worth an ask. I was pretty excited!
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