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post #11 of 15

Depends on where you are.  All of my soil, grit included is frozen solid and buried under 6" of snow and ice.  

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post #12 of 15
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Depends on where you are.  All of my soil, grit included is frozen solid and buried under 6" of snow and ice.  

well that could make it really tough! And here I am complaining about our first cold snap.  

post #13 of 15

Play sand will work fine but another option is construction sand which also contains larger stones which will serve their needs as they grow.

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post #14 of 15

Interesting observation: wild birds and wild turkeys around my place like to follow me as I shovel snow and expose the fine stones in the gravel beneath the deep snow. Opportunists, my avian buddies.

 

My chickens have all the grit they need in their covered run of masonry and construction sand.

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well that could make it really tough! And here I am complaining about our first cold snap.  

We're having a mild winter.  Low temps at night 5*.  Previous 2 winters, there were weeks when it didn't get up to 0*F at all!  I'll be complaining more about the heat.  Anything above 80 kills me.  

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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