is building sand ok

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tomcatvmp, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. tomcatvmp

    tomcatvmp Out Of The Brooder

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    would builders sand be ok to use to create a dust bath.
    thanks
     
  2. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so , I am using it and haven't seen anything awful yet
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I saw the title thought you would be asking if it was good for grit. Some like to use sand for their dust baths, but I find that given a choice my chickens much prefer dry regular dirt to sand to bathe in. I think the sand just isn't fine enough for the chickens to dig in and really work it into their feathers for a proper dust bath. If I am ,mixing material for their dust bath I usually use dirt, peat and wood ash if I have it.
     

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