Sand for coop&run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by madisonboe, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. madisonboe

    madisonboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to fill my coop and run with sand, my local Rock place (idk what it's called) offers three types:
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    Which of these looks the closest to the right kind of sand? I found these pictures online of what it should look like:
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    If you use sand, what do you use and where do you get it?!
    Thank you for any help!
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I suggest the last CONN SAND. You want something that is course. The FILL SAND would be a second option. Plaster sand looks too fine. I use concrete grade sand (locally here they call it torpedo???) in the certain areas of coop and run. (small sections) Rest of run is earth and grass clippings turned hay.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Great pics!!

    Go with the con sand, the others are way too fine.

    Unless you live in the desert( and you might) sand is not the greatest bedding long term.
     

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