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Starting out - Sharp sand?

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I'm starting out in the world of keeping chickens, six Pekin bantams will be coming to live with me in a couple of weeks.My 8ft X 6ft coop/run is arriving tomorrow. After lots of research (namely here) we are going for gravel and sand for the run flooring. Is 'sharp' sand the right sand? I'm ordering from Wickes (UK).
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The sharp sand seems like it would do the job.
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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I have regular sand as that is all I could get around my area, I get a truck load or two. I've used it for 9 years and works great but if I could probably get river sand or what I think is what you are calling sharp sand I probably would as it would at least provide grit and maybe even better drainage, however they may not be able to take a good dust bath in it if it has too many rocks. Mine love the regular sand for taking dust baths in and laying out sunbathing in it lol.
Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate labĀ  puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com
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Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate labĀ  puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com
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