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has anyone put sand in brooder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueheaven, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Songster

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    has anyone put sand in brooder?

    for grit/to play in/give chicks something to peck at?
     

  2. It works very well as brooder floor covering. Sometimes better than shavings as its easier for them to get their footing.
     
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I just did today. I chose playground sand. A couple of the chicks won't quit pecking and eating it and I'm a little concerned that they'll eat too much and impact their crops! I put it in there for them to dusbathe in and occasionally nibble on but...

    I'll wait to hear if I need to remove the dish.
     
  4. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I put sand in yesterday. They loved it! they were scratching and playing. It gave them something to do. Someone wrote a post that said they would only eat what they need.
     
  5. blueheaven

    blueheaven Songster

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    HOW OLD ARE YOU CHICKS?

    DID YOU JUST PUT A LITTLE AREA OR THE WHOLE FLOOR?
     

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