Sand for flooring question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dandy1, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Dandy1

    Dandy1 New Egg

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    After reading about using sand on the coop floor I decided I'd like to try it so I've called Home Depot (as suggested on BYC) and asked for Contractor sand Or Construction sand and was told they dont carry it. Could it be called anything else? My only other option here in Oklahoma is plain ole river sand or playground sand. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. DanLeaAnn7

    DanLeaAnn7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called several dirt/sand/gravel companies in our area that delivered. The main point you want to get across is that the sand needs to be dry and that you want contractor/construction sand. That is how I got my sand, I change it out every year, putting the old sand in the chickens run. HTH :)
     
  3. Falcon Chickens

    Falcon Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Where I live we call it concrete sand, and I've seen it at Home Depot many times. I would think that river sand would work fine, also. It will have little pebbles in it that the chickens will use for grit. You don't want the playground sand; it's too fine. Also, depending on how much of it you need, if you have a landscape supply company around where you live, you will be able to get it there a lot cheaper than at Home Depot.
     
  4. Budman

    Budman New Egg

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    Go get "masons" sand from a sand & gravel lot or masonry supply company-either a pickup load or use 5-gllon buckets
     
  5. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    River sand will be good and much easier to get in bulk
     

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