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Is sand okay for chicks?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

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    I am getting ready to put some sand in the hens run and was wondering if I can put it in the chicks run as well, they'll only be in there during the day until they're feathered out some.
     

  2. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Songster

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    I think its fine. I even use it while chicks are still in the brooder.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

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    Awesome, I'm using pine bedding right now and ugh they are some stinky birds, I change it every day and I totally can't wait till they are feathered so they can get out of the brooder. not to mention I have a new batch of chicks due Wednesday the 21st.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    They should be fine. It would be the same as a dirty run. Sand is great!:thumbsup
     

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