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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dejay, Jul 15, 2014.
What type of sand and how much would I need. My chicken run is approx. 10'x12' ?
You want to use Washed Construction Sand, wet conditions are a breeding ground for coccidiosis. Sand will keep odors down and flies to a minimum and will drain well to help keep soil dry.
Make sure you clean the sand though. When the hens poop in the sand it will get coated with sand and sometimes hens will assume the sand covered droppings are food and eat them. As long as you do a weekly cleaning of your coop it should not cause any problems.
Thank you. Can you tell me how much sand I would need.
As I am in there daily, I will take you advise to heart and rake / scoop it out daily, I am yet trying to figure how much sand to buy for the run. Thanks for the advise.
I used 150 pounds of sand for the floor of my coop - 36 square feet. That's about 4 pounds a square foot. You have 120 square feet so 480 pounds?
I would get two yards of sand that should be plenty with some left over.
Thank you soooo much. This is my first time with raising hens (other. Than as a child my parents/grandparents had them). I am so blessed to have found this site with all of the friendly,helpful Advisers. Thank you again.
Thank you for your advise, this is very helpful to me as I am learning/ starting from scratch.
Your sure welcome darlin thats what we are here for.