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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hanh3197, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chirping

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    Anyone use this sand? I plan on putting it IN the coop.
    Is this the right sand to use?
    Thanks [​IMG]
     

  2. queenbeezz

    queenbeezz Songster

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    I don't think concrete sand is as clean as playground sand but they poop on it anyway. There isn't any extra stuff in it, is there? What we use is the big bags from Lowes that are outside, HUGE canvas bags that they put in my truck with a forklift.
     
  3. savingpurple

    savingpurple Songster

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    TSC has play sand, 50 lbs bags at 3.99/bag !!
     
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

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    Around here concrete sand is river sand. Use that and the hens may find some treats. What is the concrete sand in your area?
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Is this the right sand to use?

    Sand is sand

    There is no "right" or "wrong"

    Use what is cheapest
     
  6. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chirping

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    I read that for aquariums to not use concrete sand because it may have added chemicals to help in making the mortar. But the bags sold at the larger building stores should have a list of the ingredients of its contents.
     
  7. HogbackMtnChickns

    HogbackMtnChickns Chirping

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    We just put a trailer load of concrete sand in our run and coop. We bought the sand at the local gravel pit. No additives - just sand. So far, so good. It has some larger bits for grit, and some smaller bits. The chicks love to scratch and dust bathe in it. I wanted "river sand" but all they had has concrete sand, which, I gather is the same thing. I am a fan so far.
     

  8. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chirping

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    Thanks for all the help! [​IMG]
     

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