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Sand floor...thank you!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dwegg, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was reading through all the amazing coops and runs on here and was inspired by everyone saying how awesome a sand floor is in the run and coops. Now my run and coop doesn't smell at all as I have been using the deep litter method but sand sounded interesting and looks nest and tidy.
    So this weekend I took out ALL the deep floor litter ( which was a huge job) and replaced it with sand. It was amazingly easy to clean with a cat pooper scooper and I love it already but my chickens don't know what to think of it and didn't want to walk on it..lol

    Here are the pics of our coop and chicken yard...with new sand flooring.
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    Oh and I bought the girls a new nesting box...
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  2. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks great

    i remember when we first did it. you would have thought our chickens were on spring break in cancun.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Very nice setup. You will LOVE the sand. I have sand and it's the best thing EVER!!!!!!!

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  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you'll like and the chickens will too. Just give um a few days. Mine love just to lay in it.
     
  5. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How deep does sand need to be? inches?? just to cover well??
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Sand, for even the inside of the coop?
     
  7. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! You really will LOVE it! [​IMG]
     
  8. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute set up. I'm a sand-a-holic too. Inside and out. What are you using on the ground outside the coop? Looks interesting. OK, maybe it's just hay, but it looks skinnier and bendier than the hay out west.
     
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  9. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ugh! started searching for river sand in my area and can't find any. I can locate beach sand, play sand, volleyball sand and paver sand. Could it be called something else, or will paver sand work, it's course?
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Try "washed" sand. [​IMG]
     

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