Sand from outside.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by buckaroo's wife, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if its ok to put sand from outside my house in my brooder. Right now they are on shavings and paper towels.....but I keep seeing people post about using sand and it sounds like a great idea. We have SUPER sandy soil here, and I'm wondering if I could use that....?? [​IMG]
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine from the creek!

    ETA: I would not use it though if cats and dogs had used it to potty in.
     
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  3. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point. What about horses?!
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure. I just remembered why I had to go to the creek and not in my yard. I got lots of cats and they like sand! If you can use horse manure as fertilizer it must not be as dangerous?.....
    sharon
     
  5. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good point. Maybe I'll just dig down deeper in a place where the horses don't go and try to find some good clean(er) sand! thanks!
     

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