beach sand in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by midd2005, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. midd2005

    midd2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone tried using beach sand in their coop/run? would it be too fine to do its job?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I use sand in my coop. Easy to rake up poop and dries out quickly.
     
  3. JanetSmithery

    JanetSmithery Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a note: if you're getting the beach sand directly off an ocean beach...make sure you rinse it really well. Lots of salt + chickens = not fun.
     
  4. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get to a lot of tropical beaches.

    Many areas have severe penalties for removing sand.
     
  5. bildo6

    bildo6 Out Of The Brooder

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    my coops floor isnt beach sand but it is sand.

    if you want dirt this close to the beach in florida you have to truck it here.
     
  6. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with what Janet said...
     
  7. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't take it from the beach, it's illegal and there are some serious fines that go along with it.
     
  8. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont need to take it from the beach I have a beach in my front yard Hence the Name Sugar Sand Farm. Sand works great and I find less smell than other bedding
     

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