Play sand in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mckennastitz, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. mckennastitz

    mckennastitz New Egg

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    Very new to chickens and I haven't found any answers to whether or not we could use play sand inside the coop.
    I have read all the pros and cons on having sand in the coop and have decided to try this. Just wondering if play sand is ok for hens no younger than 14 weeks and a year old rooster.
    The reason I ask is because I have 4-5 25kg bags of play sand at home I can use!!
    Thank you :)
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My view on it is if its good enough for your children its good enough for your chickens.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Use river sand from the quarry. Play sand can have to much silica in it. contractor's sand can have other impurities in it. You want river sand.
    Best,
    Karen,
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    'Naming' sand is pretty inconclusive......too many different kinds, no standards......different names in different regions.
     

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