Sand Bath?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dark4, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Dark4

    Dark4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I give my 2 week old chicks a sand bath with reptile vita or calcium sand?
     
  2. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might enjoy having a sand bath, but to be on the safe side I would stay away from any sand with calcium in it. If they end up ingesting some, they could get too much calcium and that can cause kidney damage.
     
  3. Keens2050

    Keens2050 Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep it simple - kids' sandbox sand is what I give my chickens. I mix it in with loose dirt - they love it!
     

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