how much sand?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ufgrad98, May 30, 2011.

  1. ufgrad98

    ufgrad98 In the Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    my run is 8x4. How much sand do i need to purchase if I am going to fill my run with sand?
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    Decide how deep you want it (are you replacing the dirt, mixing it in or top dressing) and your SQ footage and ask at your hardware, or gravel company and they'll set you up. [​IMG]
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Well, 8x4 is 32 square feet. If you wanted to put down a 3" depth of sand, you'd need 32x0.25 = 8 cubic feet of sand. If you wanted to put down a 6" depth, then 16 cubic feet. Or figure it out for whatever depth you actually DO want to put down [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

  4. Fool

    Fool In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2011
    My run is about 130 square feet. I used a little over 5,200 lbs. A yard of sand weighs approx. 2,200 lbs and costs between 7.00 and 20.00 a ton around here.
  5. Newbie in Screamer Al

    Newbie in Screamer Al Chirping

    Jan 11, 2011
    I get a dump truck load 2 times a year. It will disappear as they bathe, scratch and whatever. My run is 12x25, and has a slight slope. They will undoubtedly dig and bathe along the edges and make holes so make sure you have your hardware cloth deep enough so they will not go under, or worse yet, have predators in after dark. All the best. R
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    My area is 28 feet long - 10 feet wide - 8 feet tall. I used 3 yards of washed sand.

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