# River Sand

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by katieuppi, Feb 11, 2017.

1. ### katieuppiChillin' With My Peeps

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I'm wondering how far a yard of river sand is going to go in a 9.5'x 6'run. Any idea how many yards it would take? Thanks so much!

2. ### boskelli1571Overrun With Chickens

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According to Google, 1 cubic yard of sand should cover an area of 120-150 sq. ft to a depth of 1-2 inches. Your area of 9x6 (roughly) is about 54-60 sq. ft.

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3. ### thomasboyleChillin' With My Peeps

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A yard of sand is equal to a cube 3'x3'x3'. Your run is 6x9 (for simplicity's sake). Picture the cube of sand, and slice it into 1" thick slices, each 3x3. So you have a stack of 36 slices to lay out in your run. With your run, 6 slices will cover the surface area of the run. So you can do this 6 times, meaning you will end up with about 6 inches of sand in the run.

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