Sand for bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shanen544, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. shanen544

    shanen544 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2015
    I just went and got some sand for the chicks they are 4-5 weeks they ran out of play sand so they have me another type it's a bit more course has a few small chips of rocks and can be mixed with something to make concrete. They seem to be doing fine I will post the brand name when I go check on them. Anybody use this kind of sand?
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015
  2. DairyChickenGal

    DairyChickenGal Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2014
    This sand is good in chicken coops because it provides a lot of ventilation.
  3. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2012
    Tyro-Lexington, NC
    Actually, you have ended up better this way. Play sand is not good for chickens but the courser sand is perfect. Plus, if they eat some, it just gives them a little bit of grit which is necessary if you plan to give them any treats. Good luck with your chicks.
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