Help!!? With another sand question.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Feathergirl05, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Feathergirl05

    Feathergirl05 Hatching

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    Can I use sand on concrete floors or just dirt? My husband is afraid they will stay to wet and won't drain if anything gets spilled in there.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    I don't have concrete floors, but use sand in run, coop - has wooden floor and in nests.
    If sand gets wet from water fount spills, rain, or poops, I mix PDZ into the sand - it absorbs water and prevents smells from poops.

    If you mean large water spills, don't see why sand or dirt would be any different?
     
  3. Feathergirl05

    Feathergirl05 Hatching

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    Perfect!! Thank-you for the advice. I really would like to use sand.
     
  4. CliffB

    CliffB Songster

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    I have sand mixed with pdz and when it thunder stormed here today some blew in the coop and it started drying immediately.
     
  5. rondebw

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is PDZ
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    Horse stall freshner, it is chicken safe, you can look it up at Tractor Supply. Search PDZ in forums, there are many threads discussing it, that's where I learned of it. It will dry wet areas quickly and prevents smells…I love it.
     
  7. Dandy1

    Dandy1 Hatching

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    I'm new to all this also and I'm remodeling an old tin shed for my coop. I like the idea of using sand but I was worried about getting mites or fleas in the sand. Is his a problem? I love this forum; Ive learned a bunch already! Thanks
     
  8. CliffB

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    I never thought of it for a coop until I had a customer buy 10 bags of it for his chicken coop. After that I started researching and was highly impressed. When I built my coop I mixed PDZ with the sand as I poured it in.
     
  9. emptynesters

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    PDZ???
     
  10. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    See post #6
     

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