I know, I know...not again...play ground sand vs construction sand???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lisa202, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok...there are/were a couple of topics on here about sand in runs. I am picking up sand for my run in 2 days and have been reading everything I can to figure out what sand is best. I have read countless arguments for both sands...and just now I read something new that said playground is best b/c it's safe for the birds to eat (why???). My head is spinning.

    So...please please..help me make the right choice

    Thank you!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2010
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are getting it from a construction supply co. AKA gravel pit you should get coarse washed sand I didn't but I will next time. If not then get play sand.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I read something new that said playground is best b/c it's safe for the birds to eat

    It's all sand and they are all chickens

    They won't care and neither should you, so get whatever is cheapest and most convenient for you​
     
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I got bags of all purpose or general sand from home depot because I wanted the pebbles. I would get the playsand if it was strictly for dust bathing.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Playsand is very fine and might compact too much. I use all purpose sand.
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    NOT AGAIN FOR PETE'S SAKE! Sorry, the devil made me do it.
    Get construction sand with various small sizes.
     
  7. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for all your help.

    Construction sand it is...and I'm not going to read anymore about sand.[​IMG]
     
  8. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
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    The only difference is price - chickens will eat it no matter what & sand is sand.
     
  9. MaKettle

    MaKettle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard that too...someone said, "well if its good enough for my kids, it has to be good enough for my chickens"

    My chickens are on playground sand & eat it without any problems...I HATE the playground sand though & will be changing my run out, most likely in the Spring...my run is packed down really hard with the playground sand...I tried to dig it out with a shovel & could barely crack the surface on one part...As Joe suggested, I will be trying a more course, construction grade sand next
     
  10. churchx3

    churchx3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    River sand in coop and run.
     

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