Sand floor for babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by j'schicks, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. j'schicks

    j'schicks Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age can I use sand to line the brooder? I'd like to have sand in the coop & run outside but can I use it in the brooder inside too? Will the chicks not need grit if they're on top of sand? Thanks!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Sand will be fine. They won't need grit anyway unless they eat something besides their feed, and if they do, the sand will probably serve the purpose while they're young.
     
  3. Kassaundra

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    I used sand from the first day from the hatchery and it has been wonderfull! Not one leg problem and they love to scratch and dirt/sand bathe.
     
  4. j'schicks

    j'schicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! What kind of sand are you using?
     
  5. Kassaundra

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    Just plain river sand. We have free access to all we can dig just a few miles from the house.
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to use sand too. It makes clean up easy when you use a kitty litter scoop.
     

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