playground sand

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wilhiteranch, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. wilhiteranch

    wilhiteranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I put a small thing of fresh store bought playground sand in the Chicks brooder and they are loving it. Is it ok to leave in there all the time?
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] I have always given my chicks sand to play in. I would put the sand in a frisbee so they could dust bathe and then would add more sand when they kicked it out. Like you said, they love it. [​IMG] If you have enough room, then leave it in. How old are they and what kinds do you have?
     
  3. wilhiteranch

    wilhiteranch Out Of The Brooder

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    N&MSchroeder :

    Hi and [​IMG] I have always given my chicks sand to play in. I would put the sand in a frisbee so they could dust bathe and then would add more sand when they kicked it out. Like you said, they love it. [​IMG] If you have enough room, then leave it in. How old are they and what kinds do you have?

    I have 2 RIR's and 2 Silkie's and they are 3 weeks. They played in the sand for probably 20 min then needed a nap...[​IMG]
     
  4. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    N&MSchroeder :

    Hi and [​IMG] I have always given my chicks sand to play in. I would put the sand in a frisbee so they could dust bathe and then would add more sand when they kicked it out. Like you said, they love it. [​IMG] If you have enough room, then leave it in. How old are they and what kinds do you have?

    I'd try that.. but then my border collie would probably grab the Frisbee and run.. flinging sand everywhere XD​
     
  5. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely give them sand! Not only do they dustbathe like crazy in it, it can serve as a source of grit for them, too. You might have a bit more to cleanup, but it's worth it! [​IMG]
     

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